Howard Ramos

Professor; Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Related information

Phone: 902-494-3130 or 902-494-6595
Mailing Address: 
Room 1117, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Media
  • Migration - immigration
  • Race
  • Research methods
  • Social change
  • Social movements
  • Social statistics

Cross appointments

  • Canadian Studies
  • International Development Studies


  • BA, York University
  • PhD, PDF, McGill University

Research interests

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, state funding of NGOs, environmental advocacy, tourism development, and integration of immigrants and refugees. He works with graduate students looking at these issues as well as Indigenous health and understandings of environment, the history of sociology, state funding of women’s organizations, environmental advocacy, and public attitudes and social values.

Selected publications