Ramon Garibaldo Valdez

Ramon Garibaldo Valdez
ISPS 
Graduate Policy Fellow

Ramon Garibaldo Valdez

Ramon Garibaldo Valdez is a Ph.D. Candidate working on issues around social movements, immigration, and ethnographic methods. 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 the Research Director of the Migrant Justice Initiative, housed under the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM). He’s also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH). 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.  

Discipline 
Political Science