Arianne Shahvisi is a Kurdish-British writer, academic and activist, based in Brighton, England. She holds a doctorate in the philosophy of physics from the University of Cambridge, and is a Lecturer in Ethics at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, where she teaches bioethics, feminist theory, biopolitics, and the philosophy of mind. Her research interests centre on applied philosophy, with current projects focussing on reproductive ethics, social epistemology, and scientific methodology. Arianne serves as an editorial board member of Kohl: Journal for Feminist Research on Gender and the Body in the MENA Region. Alongside her academic work, Arianne engages in campus and community activism, focusing on gender, race, migration, and academic freedom. She has written commentary on these issues for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy, and Academe, and was awarded the Kamal Salibi Award for services to academic freedom in 2015.