Assistant Professor
Women and Gender Studies

Research Interests

My research integrates work in feminist political geography with scholarship, both within and beyond the discipline of geography, on critical human rights, environmental justice, and decolonial and postcolonial feminist theory. Since 2012, I have conducted research in Iran where I examine evolving relationships between social justice movements, international institutions, and global civil society. I am particularly interested in how economic sanctions – which are often justified through the language of human rights – can limit the space of political speech and paradoxically worsen human rights conditions in Iran. My current project examines the political conditions that make it challenging for Iranian citizens to speak openly about human rights and how activists strategically frame rights narratives as a means of political mobilization, both locally and transnationally.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Spring 2022 GEOG/WGST 3672 Who Runs the World? Sex, Power, and Gender in Geography
  • Fall 2021 GEOG 3742 Place, Power, and Contemporary Culture
  • Spring 2021  GEOG 3672  Gender and the Global Economy
  • Spring 2021  GEOG 3742  Place, Power and Contemporary Culture
  • Fall 2020  GEOG 3742  Place, Power and Contempory Culture
  • Spring 2020  GEOG 3682  Geography of International Development
  • Fall 2019  GEOG 3742  Place, Power and Contemporary Culture