Howard Ramos, Professor
PhD, Sociology, McGill University
Howard Ramos is a political sociologist who investigates issues of social justice and equity. He has published on social movements, human rights, Indigenous mobilization, environmental advocacy, ethnicity, race, and Atlantic Canada. He is currently working on projects looking at Atlantic Canadian, secondary cities, integration of immigrants and refugees, hockey and multiculturalism, and the social implication of AI and new technology. He works with graduate students looking at these issues as well as state funding of women’s organizations, public attitudes and social values, perceptions of skills needed in the digital economy, and the intersections of identities and sports.
Areas of Specialization
- Political sociology;
- Equity, diversity, inclusion;
- Social change;
- Media studies;
- Secondary cities;
- Research methods;
- Social statistics
- Grant, Jill, Alan Walks, and Howard Ramos, eds. 2020. Changing Neighbourhoods: Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
- Maehler, Débora B., Jessica Daikeler, Howard Ramos, Clara Husson, and Thuy an Nguyen. 2020. "The cultural identity of first-generation immigrant children and youth: Insights from a meta-analysis." Self and Identity DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2020.1765857.
- Stick, Max and Howard Ramos. 2019. "Does municipal funding of organizations reflect communities of need? Exploring trends in Halifax, 1996-2016." Urban Research & Practice DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2019.1705382.
- Ramos, Howard. 2008. "Opportunity for Whom?: Political Opportunity and Critical Events in Canadian Aboriginal Mobilization, 1951–2000." Social Forces 87(2): 795-823.
- Ramos, Howard, James Ron, and Oskar N. T. Thoms. 2007. "Shaping the Northern Media's Human Rights Coverage, 1986-2000." Journal of Peace Research 44(4): 385-406 .