Ramon Garibaldo Valdez is a Ph.D. Candidate working on issues around social movements, immigration, Latinx politics, racial politics, ethnographic methods, and collective resistance. His research looks at the ways that immigrant communities in the U.S. actively resist – both through political mobilization and every-day defiance – the marginalizing experiences produced by the U.S. immigration policy regime. Taking an ethnographic approach, his work disrupts common treatments of immigration policy and academic research by centering the voices of unauthorized migrants.
Ramon is affiliated with the Migrant Justice Initiative and the Latinx Studies Working Group, both housed under the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM). Prior to coming to Yale, Ramon graduated from Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black college in North Carolina. He worked and continues to work with immigrant rights organizations at the national and local levels.
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