Christian V. Ramirez

Christian V. Ramirez
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology


Christian V. Ramirez


Christian V. Ramirez is a dual PhD. candidate in the Chicano/Latino Studies Program and Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. Born in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico Mr. Ramirez is a first-generation Chicano in the U.S. and grew up along the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, Texas. His academic focus engages the cultural exchange among and between Indigenous and African peoples in Veracruz, Mexico during the 17th and 18th century. He is particularly interested in how both groups coalesced to create autonomous Afro-Indigenous communities known as Palenques. His work aims to expand the theoretical writing of self-liberated communities in colonial Mexico through a decolonial paradigm. The intent of his scholarship is to complicate the racial history of Mexico, confront the concept of mestizaje as a product of modernity, and build solidarity among communities of color. To date, his academic work has led to international presentations in the Dominican Republic, Canada, Spain, and the U.S. His archival research has opened opportunities for Mr. Ramirez to work in Mexico City, Mexico; Seville, Spain; and archival depositories across the U.S.


  • Chicano/Latino Studies


Ramirez, Christian. “Decolonizing Migration Studies: A Chicanx Studies Perspective and Critique of Colonial Sociological Origins.” Rio Bravo: A Journal of the Borderlands 

Ayala, María Isabel and Christian Ramirez. “Coloniality and Latinx College Students’ Multidimensional Agency.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. (Review and Resubmit) 

Ramirez, C.V. (2015). Cesar Chavez Holiday. Encyclopedia of Latino Culture: From Calaveras to Quinceañeras. Ed. Charles Tatum. ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press Imprint; Santa Barbara, CA, pg.243-247.

Ramirez, C.V. (2015). On Modern World-Systems and Migration in 16th Century Zacatecas, Mexico. Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Science Today Bulletin. Vol. 3, 1, pg.16-20.