Dr Atlas Torbati

Staff details

Position Department Senior Tutor and Lecturer - MA UDVSA
Email atlas.torbati (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Atlas Torbati

Atlas Torbati is a lecturer on MA Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (UDVSA) at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is also a senior tutor at the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies.  She has extensive experience in teaching the Theories of Gender-based violence, Groupwork studies, National and International Policies of Gender-based Violence and Social Research Methods.  Atlas has completed her PhD study at the University of Bristol and has contributed to various research projects at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research (CGVR). Her PhD focused on exploring the perceptions of Iranian men to sexual violence in the UK diaspora. 

Research Interests

  • Gender-based violence within national and international contexts
  • Coercive control, cultural and structural violence within Muslim context 
  • Masculinities, sexual violence and diaspora 
  • Identity politics

Publications and research outputs


Torbati, Atlas. 2023. Iranian Zoomers, A Generation of Bravery, Hope and Invincibility - Discover Society. Discover Society: New Series, 3(1),

Torbati, Atlas. 2022. Power, Belonging, and Respectability: Classed, Gendered, and Racial Selves among Iranian Migrants in the United Kingdom. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 18(2), pp. 311-319. ISSN 1552-5864

Torbati, Atlas and Fathi, Mastoureh. 2021. Uneasy situations: Dialogical reflection on research with migrant men by women researchers. Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941

Book Section

Fathi, Mastoureh and Torbati, Atlas. 2022. ‘Migrant respectability’: An intersectional analysis of Iranian men and women migrants’ gendered experiences. In: , ed. Analysing Overlapping Inequalities in the Welfare State. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.


Torbati, Atlas and Abassian, Cyrus. 2021. Men and Suicide, a Hidden Tragedy.


Torbati, Atlas. 2019. Perspectives of Iranian men to sexual violence in the UK. Doctoral thesis, University of Bristol