M. Nava Ramos

PhD Candidate, Geography, The Graduate Center, CUNY

I'm an experienced teacher of 10 years and I love rocky road and coconut ice cream, long dinners, and early morning hikes.

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I am a geographer and I study the political economy of immigration imprisonment in New Jersey from the 1980s to the present.


I typically teach Introduction to Geography at Lehman College at CUNY

 This semester I am teaching a collaborative research seminar, Spaces of Immigration Imprisonment and Abolition, in the Global Studies program at The New School. 

 I am also work with students at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies to help them build their digital portfolios.


Columbia University, 2013

Master of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences, concentration on Urbanism and the Built Environment

Cornell University, 2009

Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Labor Relations, concentrations on Inequality and Law and Society

Academic Interests

Political Economy
Racial Capitalism
Immigration Enforcement
Prisons and Jails, carceral reforms
Labor issues and worker justice
Environmental Justice
Community Based Participatory Research
Digital Humanities