Baharak Yousefi holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia (2007) and a MA in Women's Studies from Simon Fraser University (2003). She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at SFU, where she is interested in the study of libraries as sites of power, belonging, and exclusion.
Baharak is co-editor of the book Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership, which won the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.
Baharak is a Director on the Board of 221A, Past Chair of the Board of the BC Libraries Cooperative, and is an active member of BC’s library community. Prior to joining SFU, she was a librarian at Vancouver Public Library.