All writing and photos by MMR © 2018





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, Concentration: Political Economy of Latin America. 


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, San Francisco State University. 



2018. Early Career Scholar Award. Race, Ethnicity & Place Conference, Austin, Texas


2017. Gerlach Dissertation Award. Department of Geography, University of Washington


2015 – 2016. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. National Academy of Sciences


2015. Institute for the Geographies of Justice Fellow. Antipode Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa


2013. Howard Martin Dissertation Research Grant. Department of Geography, University of Washington


2011. Distinguished Teaching Award. Department of Geography, University of Washington


2009. Bergen Summer Research School Fellow. University of Bergen, Norway – Theme: ‘Climate, Environment & Energy’


2008 – 2009. GO-MAP Diversity Fellow. University of Washington Graduate Opportunity & Minority Achievement Program





Ramírez, M.M. (2019) City as Borderland: Gentrification & the Policing of Black & Latinx geographies in Oakland. Environment & Planning D, online first:

Ramírez, M.M. (2019) ‘Propertied liberalism in a borderland city’, in Porter, L., Sanyal, R., Bergby, S., Yotebieng, K., Lebuhn, H., Ramírez, M.M., Figueirdo Neto, P., and Tulumello, S. Borders and Refuge: Citizenship, Mobility and Planning in a Volatile World. Journal of Planning Theory & Practice, 20 (1), 99-128. DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2018.1558566

Daigle, M. and Ramírez, M.M. (2019) Decolonial Geographies. Keywords in Radical Geography: Antipode at 50, 78-84. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12455

Ramírez, M. M. (2018) ‘Reckoning with decolonial praxis’, in Naylor, L., Daigle, M., Zaragocín, S., Ramírez, M. M., and Gilmartin, M. Intervention: Bringing the decolonial to political geography. Political Geography, 66, 199-209.


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





Ramírez, M.M. (Forthcoming, 2020) Imagining Bay Area Futures. Epilogue to the edited volume, Counterpoints: Visualizing Bay Area Displacement and Resistance. Under contract with PM Press.  


Kilner, S. and Ramírez, M.M. (Forthcoming, 2020) Indigenous Geographies of Resistance. Chapter Introduction to an edited volume: Counterpoints: Visualizing Bay Area Displacement and Resistance. Under contract with PM Press.  



Best, A. and Ramírez, M. M. Urban Specters. Submitted to Cultural Geographies, under review.

Ramírez, M.M. Creative Black & Latinx urbanisms. In preparation for submission to International Journal of Urban & Regional Research.


Daigle, M. and Ramírez, M.M. Relational Constellations. Book chapter in preparation for an edited collection, by Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood, Interrupting Impoverishment: Unlearning poverty, decolonizing poverty knowledge, under contract with UC Press.




Daigle, M. and Ramírez, M.M. (2019, January) Relationality as Constellation: A conversation on decolonization and liberation. Relational Poverty Network’s Podcast series.

Hashimoto, Y., Ramírez, M.M., Valencia, Y., & Wideman, T. (2016, March) Collaborative Blog Post: The RPN at Urban Color-Lines: thinking through inequality, democracy and a politics of hope.


Ramírez, M.M. (2015, August) Interview with Soong, C.S. Race, Privilege and Food Justice. Against the Grain, KPFA.


Ramirez, M.M. (Interviewer of Karma Chavez) (2014, April) Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities. Fembot Collective: Books Aren’t Dead Series [Audio Interview].




2019//November. Co-organizer (with Savannah Kilner, Katie Keliiaa, and Stephanie Lumsden) of a panel session, titled: ‘Indigenous Geographies of Resistance in the San Francisco Bay Area’. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.


2019//November. Co-organizer (with Pavithra Vasudevan, Willie Jamaal Wright and Michelle Daigle) of a paper session, titled: ‘Earth/Body/Futures: Reframing Colonial and Racial Capitalist Geographies through Relational Genealogies’. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2019//May. Invited speaker for a symposium, entitled: 'Racial Capitalism and Imagining Worlds Otherwise'. Department of Geography, Dartmouth University. 

2019//April. Invited speaker for a panel: 'Long Live Our Mother: Indigeneity, Land History and Environmental Justice'. Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University. 

2019//April. Co-organizer (with Michelle Daigle and Michael Fabris) of a panel session, titled: ‘Decolonizing the Urban’. Annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC.


2019//April. Co-organizer (with Madelaine Cahuas and Yolanda Valencia) of a panel session, titled: ‘Doing Latinx Geographies in the Borderlands: Luchas, Corazón y Compromiso’. Annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC.


2019//April. Participant in a paper session, titled: ‘Racial Regimes of Property’, organized by Malini Ranganathan and Anne Bonds. Paper titled: ‘Urban specters: Black women’s geographies and the afterlives of property’. Co-presented with Asha Best. Annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Washington D.C.


2019//February. Invited Colloquium Speaker in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


2018//December. Invited Plenary Speaker for a Feminist Geography Workshop. Plenary titled: ‘Embodied Accountability: Reckoning with Decolonial Praxis’. University of Hamburg, Germany

2018//October. Participant in a paper session, paper titled: 'Sonic geographies and gentrification in a borderland city'. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, Austin, Texas. 

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