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 in 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 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, 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 Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, Centre for Research on Culture and Gender (CRCG), and 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).
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’