Name: Dr. Elvia Ramirez
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
Office Location: AMD 462A
Office Phone: (916) 278-5856
Mailing Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6043
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - On sabbatical (no office hours)
Courses That I Teach
- 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 & the Caribbean
- ETHN 161: Chicano/Latino Politics and Public Policy
Ph.D., M.A., B.S., Sociology, University of California Riverside
Areas of Specialization
- Sociology of higher education
- Graduate students / Doctoral (Ph.D.) education
- Chicanx/Latinx Studies
- Social inequality and stratification
- Immigration studies
Ramirez, E. (2017). Unequal socialization: Interrogating the Chicano/Latino(a) doctoral education experience. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 10(1), 25-38.
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.
“Examining Campus Climate: Experiences of Latino/a Doctoral Students.” Presented at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association (November, 2016). Riverside, CA.
“Becoming Scholars: An Intersectional Analysis of the Chicana/o-Latina/o Doctoral Student Socialization Experience.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (April, 2015). Chicago, Illinois.
“Unequal Socialization: Chicano/Latino(a) Perceptions of the Doctoral Socialization Process.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (August, 2014). San Francisco, CA.
“Learning to Think Like an Academic: A Critical Race Analysis of Doctoral Education.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (March, 2014). Portland, Oregon.
“Examining Education and Immigration: Critical Intersectional Approaches of the Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Experience.” Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Ethnic Studies (April, 2014). Oakland, CA.
“An Examination of Successful Pathways and Challenges for Mentoring Across Race/Ethnicity and Gender in Higher Education: Mentoring for Faculty of Color and Women with Implications for Chicana/o Faculty.” Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Northern California NACCS FOCO Conference (February, 2014). Woodland, CA.
“Chicanos/Latinos(as)’ Experiences During Their First Year of Graduate School.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (November, 2012). Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Choosing Graduate School: How Inequality Processes Shape Chicano/Latino(a) Students’ Graduate School Destinations.” Presented at the 38th annual meeting of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (March, 2011). Pasadena, CA.
Select Leadership and Service Activities
Chair, Committee on Teaching, Pacific Sociological Association, 2016-
Member, Diversity Task Force, California State University, Sacramento, 2015-16
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
Languages Other Than English
Spanish (native fluency)
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