Manuel (Manny) Ramirez is a sociology Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut studying race, racism, and immigration. 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. His most recent published work in Sociologically Inquiry, alongside Dr. Fae Chubin, is a comparative study that examines how state practices and political discourse racialize Latin American migrants and Palestinian protesters within settler colonial white supremacist contexts. Manny is currently preparing for his area exams and dissertation proposal while instructing courses like Social Problems and Race, Class and Gender. He can be reached at email@example.com if you want to chat sociology, racism in the United States, or hip hop music.