Grad Students

Allison Ramirez

Contact Information

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Fields of Study

Settler Colonialism, Economy, Culture, Race, Comparative & Historical Sociology, and Ethnography 

Grants and Awards

Graduate Research and Travel Grant, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona, 2020

Early Career Development Fellowship, Center for Diverse Leaders in Science (CDLS), UCLA, 2019–2020

Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities (SIGI), University of Washington, 2019

Travel Grant, American Indian Studies Center, UCLA, 2019

Travel Grant, American Indian Studies Center, UCLA, 2019

Travel Grant, American Indian Studies Center, UCLA, 2018

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCLA, 20162021

Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2018

Graduate Research Summer Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2018

Research Grant, Institute of American Cultures, UCLA, 2017

Graduate College Research Grant, University of Arizona, 2015

Conference Presentations

2019. “Racial Boundary Variability and its Limits.” Paper Presentation at Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2019 Annual Conference at the University of Waikato, June 27, 2019. Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

2018. “Unsettling Racial Boundaries: Political Mobilization and the Use and Appropriation of Indian Blood and DNA.” Paper Presentation at Ways of Knowing 7th Annual Graduate Conference at the Harvard Divinity School, October 27, 2018, Cambridge, MA.

2018. “The Complexities of Indigenous Identity and Social Sciences’ Obligation to Sovereignty within the Nation-State.” Paper Presentation at American Indian Studies Association 2018 Annual Conference. February 1, 2018, Phoenix, AZ.

2017. “San Xavier’s Formal and Informal Economy.” Poster Presentation at National Congress of American Indians’ Mid-Year Conference. June 14, 2017, Uncasville, CT.

2016. “San Xavier’s Formal and Informal Economy.” Paper Discussed at the Pacific Sociological Association 2016 Annual Conference, March 31, 2016, Oakland, CA.


Professor Vilma Ortiz (co-chair)

Professor Jessica Cattelino (co-chair)

Professor César Ayala

Professor Ruben Hernandez-Leon


M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018

B.A., Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Arizona, 2015