Name: Dr. Elvia Ramirez
Title: Associate Professor
Office Phone: (916) 278-5856
Department of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6043
Office Hours: Fall 2016 - TBA
Courses That I Teach
- Fall 2016
- ETHN 131 (Sect. #01): La Raza Studies
- ETHN 161: Chicano/Latino Politics and Public Policy
Ph.D., M.A., B.S., Sociology, University of California Riverside
- Chicanas/os Latinas/os in higher education
- Graduate education / Doctoral (Ph.D.) students
- Hispanic Serving Institutions
- Sociology of education
- Intersectionality / Race, class, & gender studies
- Mexican immigration
Ramirez, E. (forthcoming). Unequal socialization: Interrogating the Chicano/Latino(a) doctoral education experience. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
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 community. Sociological 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.
Select Leadership and Service Activities
Chair, Committee on Teaching, Pacific Sociological Association, 2016-
Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2016-
Vice-President (North), California Sociological Association, 2014-present
Chair, Faculty Senate's 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), 2012-2016
Member, Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Pacific Sociological Association, 2008-11
Select Fellowships, Honors, and Awards
Women in Higher Education (WIHE) Leadership Development Initiative, California State University, Sacramento
Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Award, California State University, Sacramento
Provost's Research Incentive Fund Award, California State University, Sacramento
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.
Select Keynote Speeches, Presentations, and Interviews
Panelist, "The Price on Your Plate: Migrant Women at Work." California State University, Sacramento, 2015
Keynote Speaker, Chican@ Youth Conference, California State University, Sacramento, 2014
Keynote Speaker, Chicano/Latino(a) Recognition (Graduation) Ceremony, California State University, Sacramento, 2014
“Sac State close to becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution.” Interview with The State Hornet newspaper, March 5, 2014.
Keynote Speaker, Women's Empowerment Conference, "Examining Intersectionality, Celebrating Women of Color," California State University, Sacramento, 2013
Lecture Presentation, Women's Equality Day, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, 2013
Panelist, Annual Career Day, Language Academy of Sacramento, 2012
Panelist, "Preparing Students for the Graduate School Application Process," sponsored by the Serna Center, California State University, Sacramento, 2012
Panelist, "What are the Challenges of Ethnic Studies in the 21st Century?", Ethnic Studies 40th Anniversary Celebration, California State University, Sacramento, 2010
Languges Other Than English
Spanish (native fluency)
The Library Quad
Guy West Bridge