Dr Dr Ladan Rahbari (Ph.D. Mult.) is a political sociologist and an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and a senior researcher at the International Migration Institute (IMI). She was formerly based at Ghent University, Belgium as the recipient of an FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) post-doctoral fellowship (2019-2022).
She is a member of Amsterdam Young Academy (2021-2026).
Rahbari is a board member of the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) and a board member of the Amsterdam Centre for Migration Research (ACMR).
Rahbari obtained a Ph.D. in Gender and Diversity (Studies) from UGent and VUB (2019) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Mazandaran (2015 "Doctor in de Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen"), a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Tehran University), and a Bachelor’s degree in Italian Literature (Tehran University).
Rahbari's research interests include gender politics, migration politics, religion, body, and digital media, with a general focus on Iran and Western Europe and in the frameworks of postcolonial, feminist, and critical theories.
She is currently affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender (CRCG), and the Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity, and Intersectionality (RHEA).
Between September 2019 and September 2020, Rahbari was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt).
Rahbari currently supervises four Ph.D. projects. See below for a list of other activities and publications, see below.
See Rahbar's latest publication, the edited volume Migrant Academics’ Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe | Open Book Publishers.
KNAW Early Career Partnership 2022 from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Global Digital Cultures seed grant 2022 (UvA) as one of the three main applicants for the project Digitized Love and Intimacy on Hinge: FLINT* Individuals’ Dating Practices at the Cultural Nexus of Online and Offline Worlds.
Fully funded postdoctoral fellowship project 2019-2022 awarded by FWO-Flanders Research Foundation (2019-2022), titled ‘Motherhood and Lived Religion: Empirical Study on Perceptions and Experiences of Islamic Shiite Mothering in Belgium’
NWO SSH-XS-funded The “Woman, Life, Freedom” Uprising in Iran: Women’s Activism and the Shifting Grounds of Religion (2023-2024)
Stories [that] Matter: Migrant Academics’ Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe Stories [that] Matter: Migrant Academics’ Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe (openbookpublishers.com)
New Book Network Podcast on Migrant Academics' Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe Podcast | Olga Burlyuk and Ladan Rahbari, "Migrant Academics'… (newbooksnetwork.com)
“There is not enough room for non-Western scholars at European universities” “There is not enough room for non-Western scholars at European universities” - Folia
‘Er is onvoldoende ruimte voor niet-westerse wetenschappers aan Europese universiteiten’ ‘Er is onvoldoende ruimte voor niet-westerse wetenschappers aan Europese universiteiten’ - Folia
Een nieuwe Iraanse revolutie, met vrouwen op kop: Een nieuwe Iraanse revolutie, met vrouwen op kop | De Standaard
“Het is nog nooit zo groot en zo wereldwijd geweest”: Belgisch-Iraanse vrouwen over massale protesten in Iran: “Het is nog nooit zo groot en zo wereldwijd geweest”: Belgisch-Iraanse vrouwen over massale protesten in Iran | Het Nieuwsblad
Hoop vinden in de hopeloosheid: Hoop vinden in de hopeloosheid – De Groene Amsterdammer
Zal de revolutie van de Iraanse vrouwen deze keer wel slagen: Zal de revolutie van de Iraanse vrouwen deze keer wel slagen? - Vranckx & Byloo | Podcast on Spotify
Epistemology, Quality and Ethics in Social Science Research - Research Master in Social Sciences
Migration, Race and Ethnicity - Sociology Master
Postcolonial and decolnial perspectives in Sociology and Beyond - Sociology Bachelor
Key Debates in Gender and Sexuality - Research Master in Social Sciences