Maria Rodó de Zárate


I am a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher since 2015. I got my degree in Political Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Master in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies from the University of Barcelona (with an extraordinary award) and my PhD in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (with international mention and extraordinary award). I have also been a PNPD/CAPES postdoctoral researcher in Brazil, in the Grupo de Estudos Territoriais (Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa).

My main research fields are feminist geographies, geographies of sexualities and of youth, with a special focus on intersectionality theory and the development of new methodologies for working on it such as the Relief Maps, now as a digital tool ( In 2012 I received the Gender, Place and Culture Award for New and Emerging Scholars by Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. I have been a visiting research fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (United States), Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (Brasil) and University College Dublin (Ireland).


Email: ude.c1556254469ou@do1556254469dorm1556254469

Selected publications

Sáinz, M., Fàbregues, S., Rodó-de-Zárate, M., Martínez-Cantos, J.L., Arroyo, L., Romano, M.J. (2018). Gendered Motivations to Pursue Male-Dominated STEM Careers Among Spanish Young People. A Qualitative Study. Journal of Career Development. First Published September 24, 2018.

Jorba, Marta and Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2018) “Beyond mutual constitution: the property framework for intersectionality studies” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (forthcoming 2018) “Intersectionality” (entry) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies.

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria and Baylina, Mireia (2018) “Feminist Geographies of Intersectionality: an introductionGender, Place and Culture. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1453489

Baylina, M., Garcia-Ramon, M. D., Porto, A. M., Rodó-de-Zárate, M., Salamaña, I., & Villarino, M. (2017). “Work-life balance of professional women in rural Spain“. Gender, Place and Culture 24(1), 72 – 84.

Rodó de Zárate, M. (2017). Who else are they? Systematizing childhood and youth research on intersectionalityChildren’s Geographies 15(1), 23-35.

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2017) “Geografies de la interseccionalitat: llocs, emocions, desigualtatsTreballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia. Vol. 82 p. 141-163.

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2017) “Affective inequality and heteronormative discomforts.Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie [Journal for Economic and Social Geography]. (Published Online DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12234)

Rodó-de-Zárate, M (2016) “Feminist and queer epistemologies beyond the academia and the Anglophone world: political intersectionality and transfeminism in the Catalan context“. In Brown, G and Browne, K (2016) The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. Routledge, Oxford.

Baylina, Mireia and Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2016) “New visual methods for teaching intersectionality from a spatial perspective in a geography and gender course”. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. Online:

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2015) “Young lesbians negotiating public space in Manresa: an intersectional approach through placesChildren’s Geographies. Vol. 13. Issue 4. p. 413-434

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2015) “El acceso de la juventud al espacio público en Manresa. Una aproximación desde las geografías feministas de la interseccionalidad” [Young people access to public space: an approach from feminist geographies of intersectionality] Scripta Nova. Revista Electrónica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales. vol. XIX, nº 504

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2015) “Managing fear in public space: young feminists’ intersectional experiences through Participatory Action Research’” Cahiers du CEDREF (online) vol.21.

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2014) “Developing geographies of intersectionality with Relief Maps: reflections from youth research in Manresa, Catalonia”. Gender, Place & Culture, 2014, Vol.21, (8), p.925-944.

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria and Baylina, Mireia (2014) “Learning in/through public space: young girls and feminist consciousness-raising” in Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (2014) (eds) Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137027726

Rodó-de-Zárate, Maria (2013) ‘Gènere, cos i sexualitat: La joventut i l’experiència i ús de l’espai públic urbà” [Gender, body and sexuality: youth, use and experience of urban public space] Papers: Revista de Sociologia. Vol. 98. Num. 1, 127-142.

Selected projects

“Mirades polièdriques a la violència de gènere: propostes per a la prevenció als centres de secundària des d’una perspectiva holística i interseccional” [Multifaceted views of gender violence: Proposals for prevention at secondary schools from a holistic and intersectional perspective]. Funded by RecerCaixa. April 2018- March 2020. Lead researcher: Maria Rodó de Zárate and Gerard Coll-Planas

La calle es mía? Poder, miedo y estrategias de empoderamiento de mujeres jóvenes en un espacio público hostil” [Taking back the streets? Power, fear and young women’s empowerment strategies in a hostile public space]. Funded by Emakunde- Instituto Vasco de la Mujer. July 2015-May 2016. Lead researcher: Maria Rodó de Zárate

Spreading the Seed: Feminist Kurdish Revolution and Radical Epistemologies”. Funded by Antipode Foundation (Scholar-Activist Project Awards 2015). May 2015 – April 2016. Lead researchers: Maria Rodó de Zárate and Marta Jorba

“Hacer ciudad desde los barrios. Geografías del género y de la edad en la construcción del tejido urbano” [Building cities through neighborhoods: gender and age geographies in the construction of urban space]. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2009-12. Lead researcher: Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon

“Mujeres, trabajo y ruralidad: estrategias innovadoras para el desarrollo de un proyecto profesional y personal” [Women, work and rurality: innovative strategies for the development of professional and personal projects]. Funded by: Instituto de la Mujer. Lead researcher: Mireia Baylina

“Geografías de la infancia y la juventud: género, vida cotidiana y prácticas espaciales” [Children and Youth geographies: gender, everyday life and spatial practices]. Funded by: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competivity. 2012-15. Lead researcher: Maria Prats


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