Dr Atlas Torbati

Staff details

Dr Atlas Torbati


Senior Lecturer - MA UDVSA STaCS senior tutor


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


atlas.torbati (@gold.ac.uk)

Atlas Torbati is a Senior 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. 

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 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

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