Javier Ramirez

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2026
M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University, 2022
B.A. in Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, 2020
B.A. in Women's & Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2020

Email: jeramirez@utexas.edu
Coming from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Javier Ramirez (Javi; he/him) is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL) and a graduate research assistant with Project MALES. His research broadly examines how state and federal policy impacts the educational experiences for low-wealth and first-generation college students. He also examines LGBTQ+, masculinity, and socioeconomic issues within Fraternity and Sorority Life. His research incorporates critical paradigms such as queer theory, critical race theory, and Latina feminist theories.
Javier has two bachelor’s degrees in Human Relations and Women’s & Gender Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from The Ohio State University where he served as the graduate administrative assistant for their Multicultural Center. He has a chapter publication titled “Examining LGBQ+ Identities and Development in Sororities and Fraternities” within an upcoming Identities in Sorority and Fraternity Life textbook. In his free time, Javi enjoys binging his favorite TV shows (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Big Brother) and Marvel content. He enjoys spending his weekends on the lake and exploring the food scenes in different cities.