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Tamara P Banbury

PhD Student, Communication and Media Studies, Carleton University

Tamara Banbury is a PhD student in Communication and Media Studies where her research centers on the people she has termed voluntary cyborgs – people who implant technology inside their bodies for enhancement or augmentation purposes. Tamara completed her master’s degree at Carleton in Legal Studies where her SSHRC-supported thesis, Where’s My Jet Pack? Online Communication Practices and Media Frames of the Emergent Voluntary Cyborg Subculture was awarded a Carleton Senate medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Tamara will pursue her cyborg studies research for her dissertation while continuing to advocate for public awareness of voluntary cyborg practices.

Interests: body autonomy, morphological freedom, cyborg policy, data studies, machine learning, deepfakes


  • 2019–present
    PhD Student, Carleton University


  • 2019 
    Carleton University, Master of Arts - Legal Studies