Blanca Ramirez

Blanca A. Ramirez is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department at the University of Southern California. Her research areas include immigration, gender, race/ethnicity, and inequality. Her research project examines the mechanisms that shape immigration lawyering practices in the Los Angeles metropolitan region. The research project also examines strategies manage constraints, case selection processes, connections to immigrant communities, and how the nonprofit sector compares to the private sector. Her research has been published in Social Problems, Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Violence Against Women. Her more recent Social Problems article is also the co-winner of the Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award in the American Sociological Association Race, Gender, and Class Section. Other essays have been published by USC’s Equity Research Institute and the Latino Center for Leadership Development. Funders for Blanca’s Research include the Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation Fellowship, and Latino Center for Leadership Development. She also co-edits (with Jody Agius Vallejo) for the USC Equity Research Institute blog. Blanca earned her BA at California State University Fullerton. As an undergraduate, she participated in the McNair Scholars Program and the National Leadership Alliance.