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Dr Negar Elodie Behzadi

Dr Negar Elodie Behzadi

Dr Negar Elodie Behzadi
MSc, MA, DPhil

Lecturer

School of Geographical Sciences,
University Road, Clifton BS8 1SS
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Research summary

Negar is a feminist geographer interested in unravelling the ways in which intersectional forms of exclusion and marginalisation are produced, reproduced and contested in stressed environments. Her work had so far mainly focused on resource violence and exclusion in extractive landscapes in Tajikistan, in Central Asia. 

Overall, Negar's research brings the insights of feminist political ecology, labour geography, post/decolonial geographies and the sensibilities of an ethnographer to issues of resource extraction, work, migration, gender and Muslimness in the Global South and the post-Soviet Muslim South. Negar undertakes empirically grounded research on topical development issues with marginalized communities ...

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Biography

Negar is a French/Iranian feminist geographer and political ecologist trained in France and the UK. After a first Masters degree, Negar worked for several years as an environmental and social executive for a multilateral development project in South-East Asia. In 2012, she graduated with a first class degree in Environment and Development (MA Geography) at King’s College London. She then carried on her academic training with a Clarendon and ESRC funded DPhil in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, Saint Antony’s College, which she obtained in 2018. Before coming to Bristol, Negar was a lecturer in ...

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