David Abraham Ramos

Portrait of David Ramos

David Abraham Ramos is a social justice-oriented scholar and aspiring author. He was raised in South Los Angeles by Mexican parents from Guadalajara, Jalisco. His socio-political experience has motivated him to tackle intersectional oppression. David received his B.A. in Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Riverside and his M.A. in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. His research interests include Immigrant Rights Activism; Reproductive Justice; Critical Race Theory; Critical Counter Narratives, Critical Socio-Historical Archival Analysis, and Neocolonialism.  

In 2016, David received the Sister Rosa Marta Zarate Award for service to the community by the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Riverside. From 2020-2022, David was a Special Collections & Archives Student assistant developing and processing collections at California State University, Los Angeles. He was an instructor in the Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles teaching two introductory courses (2022-2023). In 2022, David published Ancla Consciousness: The Critical Race Counter Narratives of Citizens in Mixed-Status Families, which analyzed the experiences of citizens within mixed-status households to deconstruct and challenge the “Anchor Baby” myth.

David joins American Studies as part of an initiative to promote critical Latinx Studies scholarship and to build a diverse Critical Latinx Studies cohort.

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