• Contact Information

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office Location: AMD 462A
  • Office Hours: Fall 2015 - M 9:30-11:30am; W 4:30-5:30pm
  • E-mail: eramirez@csus.edu
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-5856
  • Mailing Address: California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Advising Information for Ethnic Studies Majors and Minors

Click on links below for information about course requirements:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Ethnic Studies

Minor in Chicana/o Latina/o Studies


  • ETHN 11: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 100: Ethnic America
  • ETHN 131: La Raza Studies 
  • ETHN 132: La Mujer Chicana  
  • ETHN 136: U.S.-Mexican Border Relations 
  • ETHN 137: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean


Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Riverside. 

M.A., Sociology, University of California, Riverside

B.S., Sociology, University of California, Riverside


  • Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in higher education
  • Graduate education / Doctoral (Ph.D.) students
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI's)
  • Sociology of education
  • Intersectionality / Race, Class, & Gender Studies
  • Mexican immigration and transnationalism


Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (selected)

Ramirez, E. & Mirandé, A.,  (2015). Autoethnography/insider testimonios, common sense racism, and the politics of cross-gender mentoring.  In Caroline S. V. Turner & Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Eds.), Modeling Mentoring Across Race/Ethnicity and Gender: Practices to Cultivate the Next Generation of Diverse Faculty. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishers.

Ramirez, E. (2014). "Que estoy haciendo aqui? (What am I doing here?)": Chicanos/Latinos(as) navigating challenges and inequalities during their first year of graduate school.  Equity & Excellence in Education, 47(2), 167-186.

Reese, E., Ramirez, E., & Estrada-Correa, V. (2013). The politics of welfare inclusion: Explaining state variation in legal immigrants' welfare rights. Sociological Perspectives, 56(1), 97-130.

Ramirez, E. (2013). Examining Latinos/as' graduate school choice process: An intersectionality perspective.  Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 12(1), 23-36.

Ramirez, E. (2011). “No one taught me the steps’: Latinos’ experiences applying to graduate school. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(3), 204-222.

Barajas, M., & Ramirez, E. (2007). Beyond home/host dichotomies: A comparative examination of gender relations in a transnational Mexican communitySociological Perspectives, 50(3), 367-392.

Reese, E. & Ramirez, E. (2002). The new ethnic politics of welfare: Struggles over legal immigrants’ rights to welfare in California.  Journal of Poverty, 8(3), 29-62.


Leadership and Service Activities (selected)

Vice-President (North), California Sociological Association, 2014-present

Chair, Committee on Diversity and Equity (CODE), 2014-present

Chair, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award Committee. Race, Gender, & Class Section of the American Sociological Association, 2011-12, 2013-14

Program Director, Chicana/o Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies. Fall, 2014

Member, Faculty Council, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS), 2012-

Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies TA/RA Guidelines Committee, 2010-11

Member, Pacific Sociological Association's Committee for the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2008-11


Honors and Awards Received (selected)

Faculty Fellowship, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)

Women of Influence Certificate of Recognition, Women’s Resource Center, California State University, Sacramento.

All People’s Recognition Ceremony Award, Multicultural Center, California State University, Sacramento.

Faculty Research Fellowship, Institute for Social Research, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Sacramento. 

Dissertation Fellowship, University of California All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (UC/ACCORD)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside.


  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • California Sociological Association
  • National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Pacific Sociological Association


Spanish (native fluency)

Chicano/Latino Ceremony

Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Recognition (Graduation) Ceremony

Ethnic Studies Graduation

Ethnic Studies Graduates

Ethnic Studies class

My Ethnic Studies Class

PSA Conference

Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) Conference