MARGARET M. RAMIREZ, PHD
As a human geographer and interdisciplinary scholar, I broadly study social movements, racial and cultural geographies, inequality, and urban space. Born and raised on Ohlone land in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am now based on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories in Vancouver BC as an Assistant Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University.
My work explores the interstices between racial capitalism and settler colonialism in cities across North America, and how the creative and cultural geographies of marginalized peoples resist policing and co-optation in gentrifying cities. I engage with urban studies, Black, Latinx & Indigenous geographies, performance & sound studies, and cultural theories and texts to explore the ways that art and cultural practices inform theories of space and place. Ultimately, in my research, praxis, and collaborations, I seek spaces of rupture and possibility to envision the world and our relations otherwise.
My writing has been published in Antipode, Environment & Planning D, Urban Geography, the Annals of American Geography, Political Geography, IJURR and Planning Theory & Practice. Since 2017, I have been collaborating with the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, and I co-edited the 'Indigenous Geographies of Resistance' chapter of AEMP's edited volume Counterpoints: A Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance with Savannah Kilner. I am a founding member of the Latinx Geographies Specialty Group, currently serving as the Co-Chair with Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes, and serve on the editorial boards of the Dialogues in Human Geography and cultural geographies journals.