A. Marie Ranjbar

Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

I am a feminist political geographer concentrating on human rights, environmental justice, and social movements in Iran. My current research focuses on human rights and pluralism through examining evolving relationships between social justice movements, international institutions, and global civil society. My research also examines the everyday economic, political, and social impacts of multilateral sanctions against Iran. I am particularly interested in how economic sanctions – which are often framed through the language of human rights - can limit the space of political speech and thereby worsen human rights conditions.


  • WGSST 1110: Gender, Sex and Power
  • WGSST 2305: Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective
  • WGSST 3505: Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
  • WGSST 4404: Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies

Selected Publications

Dowler, L., Ranjbar, A.M. Just Praxis in the City: Positive Security in Belfast and Orumiyeh. Annals of the American Association of Geographers Special Issue: Social Justice and the City, 2018.

Ranjbar, A.M. Silence, Silencing, and (In)Visibility: The Geopolitics of Tehran’s Silent Protests. Hypatia Special Issue: Contested Terrains: Third World Women, Feminisms, and Geopolitics, Volume 32, Issue 3, 2017.

Areas of Expertise
  • Feminist political geography
  • Transnational, decolonial, and postcolonial feminist theory
  • Environmental justice
  • Critical human rights

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