Blanca A. Ramirez

Blanca A. Ramirez is a doctoral candidate in the sociology department at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation explores the broader consequences of a deportation regime including the implications of local policies on immigration lawyering. Her dissertation was recently awarded the 2021 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Her research has been published in Social Problems, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence Against Women. Other essays have been published by USC’s Equity Research Institute and the Latino Center for Leadership Development and featured in the Center for New Immigrants. Funders for her research include the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation Fellowship, Latino Center for Leadership Development, and the USC Center for Changing Family. Ramirez earned her BA at California State University Fullerton. As an undergraduate, she participated in the McNair Scholars Program and the National Leadership Alliance.

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