Visiting Research Assistant (February 2018 – April 2018)
Anoosh Soltani was a Visiting Research Assistant at the United Nations University Institute in Macau. She is a social and cultural geographer, with expertise in the areas of feminism, gender, migration, the body, and inequality. Meanwhile, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Geography at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Anoosh’s overall research interests center on spatial complexities of inequality, the body, and use of social network sites by migrant women. Her Ph.D. thesis explores Muslim women’s embodied identity (re)constructions and negotiations in the spaces of employment, leisure, and social networking sites.
Her previous professional experiences include sessional teaching assistant in the department of geography and environmental planning of the University of Waikato, member of advisory board at SHAMA Ethnic Women Centre (New Zealand), and member of the Steering Committee of “Global Initiative for Equality”. She previously was a research intern at the UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) and UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS).
Anoosh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Engineering from Azad University of Tehran, and a Master’s degree in environmental studies and sustainability science from Lund University, Sweden.
During her time at UNU Institute in Macau, Anoosh was part of the following project: