MARGARET M. RAMIREZ, PHD
As a human geographer and interdisciplinary urban scholar, I broadly study social movements, racial 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 the Americas, and how the creative geographies of marginalized peoples are policed, co-opted and resist in gentrifying cities. I engage with urban studies, Black, Latinx & Indigenous geographies, perfor-mance & sound studies, and cultural theory to explore the ways that art and cultural practices weave urban futures. 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, Political Geography, and Planning Theory & Practice. Since 2017, I have been collaborating with the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, and I am co-editing the 'Indigenous Geographies of Resistance' chapter of AEMP's edited volume Counterpoints: A Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance with Savannah Kilner, due out in 2021. I am also a founding member of the Latinx Geographies Specialty Group, currently serving as the Co-Chair with Madelaine Cahuas.