Tara Sadeghian is a graduate student in the Communication and Culture program at York and Ryerson Universities (2013-2015). She holds an Honours BA in Arts & Contemporary Studies, Culture Studies option, from Ryerson University (2012). At the MLC Research Centre, Tara assists with research mobilization, administration, and other research tasks. Her research interests lie in exploring conceptions of self and spirituality, notably in Western European avant-garde cinema. Tara is the recipient of a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.