Aida Ramos, PhD

Aida Ramos

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Student Success Coordinator
Phone: 503-554-2609

Aida Ramos joined the university in 2016 as an assistant professor of sociology and as student success coordinator for academic affairs. In the three years prior to her arrival, she worked as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research and teaching interests include race/ethnicity, religion, education, research methods and social theory.

Ramos contributed as coauthor to two books in progress: Latino Protestants in America (Roman & Littlefield Publishers) and Faith Between Cultures: Exploring Latina Conversation to Islam in South Texas. She is also a research fellow for the Latino Protestant Congregation Project. Aida holds a PhD (2013) and master’s degree (2010) in sociology, both from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (2007).

Academic Background

PhD, University of Texas at Austin (2013)
MA, University of Texas at Austin (2010)
BA, Texas A&M University (2007)



Ramos, Aida I., Robert D. Woodberry and Christopher G. Ellison. 2017. “The Contexts of Conversion Among U.S. Latinos.” Sociology of Religion. Forthcoming.
Mark Mulder, Aida I. Ramos, Gerardo Martí. 2017. Latino Protestants in America: Diverse and Growing. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. In press.
Ramos, Aida I., Gabriel Acevedo, and Andrea L. Ruiz*. 2016. “Bodyweight Perceptions Among Texas Women: The Effects of Religion, Race/Ethnicity, and Citizenship Status.” Review of Religious Research 58(3):433-455.
Crosnoe, Robert, Aida I. Ramos, and Claude Bonazzo. 2015. “The Physical Health of Children of Immigrant Children and Youth,” in Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigration, edited by Carola Suarez-Orozco,  Mona Abo-Zena, and  Amy K. Marks. New York: New York University Press.
Ramos, Aida I. 2014. Review of God’s Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery, Edward Orozco Flores, New York University Press. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53(3): 668-669.
Ellison, Christopher G., Nicholas Wolfinger, and Aida I. Ramos. 2013. “Attitudes Toward Marriage, Cohabitation, and Causal Sex Among Working-Age Latinos: Does Religion Matter?”  Journal of Family Issues 34(3):1-28.
Crosnoe, Robert, Claude Bonazzo, Aida I. Ramos, and Jessica Dunning-Lozano. 2013. “Digging Down into Issues of PK-3 Alignment in a Demographic Bellwether School District.” Report for the Foundation for Child Development. 
Bartkowski, John, Aida I. Ramos, Gabriel Acevedo, and Christopher G. Ellison. 2012. "Faith, Race-Ethnicity, and Public Policy Preferences: Religious Schemas and Abortion Attitudes among U.S. Latinos.”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51(2): 343-358.

Ellison, Christopher G., Gabriel Acevedo and Aida I. Ramos. 2011. “Religion and Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage among US Latinos.” Social Science Quarterly 92(1):35-56.
Riegle-Crumb, Catherine, Chelsea Moore, and Aida I. Ramos. 2011. "Who Wants to Have a Career in Science or Math?: Exploring Adolescents' Future Aspirations by Gender, Race/Ethnicity." Science Education 95(3): 458-476.

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