Aida Ramos

Aida Ramos, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Student Success Coordinator



Aida Isela 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. Aida's research focuses on race-ethnicity, religion (Latino Catholic to Protestant switching), education, and Latinos in the U.S. 

Ramos coauthored the book Latino Protestants in America: Diverse and Growing (2017, Roman & Littlefield Publishers). She has published articles in a range of journals, including the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Sociology of Religion. 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., Gerardo Martí, and Mark Mulder. 2018. “The Growth and Diversity of Latino Protestants in America.” Religion Compass. Forthcoming. 

Cherry, Stephen, Kemal Burak, Aida I. Ramos. 2018. “Latinx Conversion and Miracle Seeking at a Buddhist Temple.” International Journal of Latin American Religions. Forthcoming.

Ramos, Aida. I. 2018. “A Changing Landscape: A Sociological Perspective,” in A Plentiful Harvest: Practices for Effective Ministry among Latinos edited by Carlos S. Morán and José Daniel Montañez. Pathway Press: Cleveland, TN. 

Ramos, Aida. I. 2017. “The Rise of Latino Protestants” in Sojourners Magazine.

Ramos, Aida I., Robert D. Woodberry and Christopher G. Ellison. 2017. “The Contexts of Conversion Among U.S. Latinos.” Sociology of Religion 78(2):119-145.

Mark Mulder, Aida I. Ramos, Gerardo Martí. 2017. Latino Protestants in America: Diverse and Growing. New York: Rowman & Littlefield 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.