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Blanca Ramirez, PhD


Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, Urban Planning Department

Areas of Expertise: Latino/a Sociology | Migration | Gender | Sociology of Law

Dr. Blanca A. Ramirez currently serves as a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Urban Planning Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dedicated to advancing scholarly understanding, her research focuses on the intricate interplay between state structures, such as law and policing, and their impact on group perceptions of the U.S. immigration legal system, agency, and the broader implications of these dynamics.

Dr. Ramirez's work has been recognized with multiple awards and has been featured in publications like Social Problems, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. She has garnered support for her research through prestigious programs, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the Ford Fellowship Predoctoral Fellowship program, and the Haynes Fellowship Foundation.

Driven by a commitment to equity, her essays have found platforms in USC's Equity Research Institute, and the Latino Center for Leadership Development, and have been showcased by the Center for New Immigrants.

Dr. Ramirez earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and completed her undergraduate studies at California State University, Fullerton. 



A distinct integration path? Latino economic elites in Los Angeles growing the Latino middle class


Anchoring work: how Latinx mixed-status families respond to interior immigration enforcement


Excluding Criminals or Mothers? How Vicarious Experiences Shape Legal Attitudes on Immigration Enforcement.

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