Cristina Ramos

Degrees Earned:

  • MA in Political Science, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota (Colombia), 2012
  • BA in Translation Studies, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), 2006

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • International migration
  • Gendered and class-based experiences in migratory contexts
  • Diversity in urban settings
  • Latin American migration

Dissertation Title: The Onward Migration of Ecuadorian Immigrants from Spain

My PhD dissertation analyzes the mobility responses of immigrants to the 2008 economic crisis. I focus on Colombians and Ecuadorians in Spain and draw on over 80 in-depth interviews conducted in Madrid and London. I highlight the key role that dual citizenship plays in providing new cross-border opportunities that migrants can appropriate in times of crisis as they devise coping strategies. I show the ways in which these new mobility strategies are shaped by gendered positions, class-based resources and generational attachments and aspirations.