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