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, San Francisco State University. 




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

Ramírez, M.M. (2020) Take the houses back/Take the land back: Black and Indigenous urban futures in Oakland. Urban Geography, online first:

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. (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.

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.


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.



Best, A. and Ramírez, M.M. Urban Specters. Invited contribution for a Special Issue “Dwelling in Liminalities: Propositions from the urban margins”, Edited by Michele Lancione and AbdouMaliq Simone, presented to Environment and Planning D, accepted, under review. 


Daigle, M. and Ramírez, M.M. Constellations of radical relationality: a method in pursuit of liberation. Book chapter in preparation for a collection edited by Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood, Abolishing Poverty: Towards Pluriverse Futures and Politics, under contract with University of Georgia Press, under review.

Ramírez, M.M. and Daigle, M. ‘Space’, entry for Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies, Eds. Aren Aizura, Aimee Bahng, Amber Musser, Karma Chavez, Mishuana Goeman, Shona Jackson and Kyla Wazana Tompkins. Under contract with NYU Press, under review. 

Ramírez, M.M. Review forum response for Tiffany Lethabo King’s book The Black Shoals, Society & Space’s Online Review Forum, in press. 

* Please contact me for a full copy of my CV