Manuel Ramirez

Entry Cohort: Fall 2018 | he/him/his

Manuel (Manny) Ramirez is a sociology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut. He earned a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida where he focused on whiteness at comic book conventions and the racial discourses and ideologies among cosplayers. Check out Manny’s sole and co-authored work published in Sociological Inquiry (w/ Dr. Fae Chubin), Humanity and Society (w/ Dr. Erik Withers), American Behavioral Scientist (w/ Drs. Wendy Moore and David Embrick), Sociation, and International Criminal Justice Review. Manny has experience instructing Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Race/Class/Gender, Environmental Sociology, and Race and Ethnicity. Reach Manny at


B.A. and M.A. in Sociology

Research Interests

Race/racism, immigration, Latinx studies, and empire

Current Research

Manny’s dissertation project examines the relationship between race/empire/migration by analyzing the effects of U.S. policy on Cuban’s experiences with migration and racialization. Using in-depth interviews with Cubans, Manny explores how Cubans with family members living abroad navigate changing social, political, and economic landscapes.

Major Advisor

Dr. David G. Embrick


Drs. David G. Embrick, Manisha Desai, Nancy Naples, Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, David Brunsma