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Department of Geography // Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 CANADA



2017. University of Washington, Seattle. Ph.D. in Geography.
2011. University of Washington, Seattle. M.A. in Geography.

2006. University of California, Berkeley. B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.


2019 – Present. Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University.


2018 – 2019. Creative Cities Fellow, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford University. 


2018. Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies & Planning, San Francisco State University. 



Vasudevan, P., Ramírez, M.M., Gonzalez Mendoza, Y., and Daigle, M. (2022) Storytelling Earth & Body. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Online first. 

Best, A. and Ramirez  M.M. (2021) Urban Specters. Environment and Planning D, 39 (6), 1043-1054


Ramírez, M.M. (2020) Take the houses back/Take the land back: Black and Indigenous urban futures in Oakland. Urban Geography, 41(5), 682-693. 

Ramírez, M.M. (2020) City as Borderland: Gentrification and the Policing of Black & Latinx Geographies in Oakland. Environment & Planning D, 38 (1), 147-166.

Ramirez, M.M. (2015) The elusive inclusive: Black food geographies and racialized food spaces. Antipode, 47 (3), 748-769. 


Ramírez, M.M. (2022) Policing, racial capitalism & the ideological struggle over public safety. International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, Spotlight on Racial Capitalism:  


Zaragocín, S., Ramírez, M.M., García, M., and Gonzalez Mendoza, Y. (2022) Bilingual Intervention: Latinx and Latin American Geographies: A Dialogue. Antipode Online:

Daigle, M. and Ramírez, M.M. (2021) 'Space’, essay for Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies, eds. Aren Aizura, Aimee Bahng, Amber Musser, Karma Chavez, Mishuana Goeman, Shona Jackson and Kyla Wazana Tompkins. NYU Press, 217-221.

Ramírez, M.M. (2021) Book review forum response for Tiffany Lethabo King’s book The Black Shoals, Society & Space’s Online Review Forum:

Ramírez, M.M. (2021) Imagining Bay Area Futures. Epilogue to the edited volume, Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance. PM Press.  

Kilner, S. and Ramírez, M.M. (2021) Indigenous Geographies of Resistance. Chapter Introduction to the edited volume, Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance. PM Press.

Ramírez, M.M. (2021) Antipode Book Review Symposium for Brandi Summers’ book Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City.


2022. Invited speaker for a plenary session [with Ashanté Reese, Michelle Daigle & AM Kanngieser], Feminist Geographies Conference: Pushing Boundaries. Boulder, Colorado, June 15-18, 2022. 

2022. Annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New York, NY. 

Invited discussant for Dr. Laura Pulido’s plenary lecture for the 2022 Annual Urban Geography Lecture.

Co-organizer (with Yolanda Valencia, Sofia Zaragocín and María García) of a panel session, titled: ‘Shoaling the Americas: Building Relations across Abya Yala’.


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