- Marina Rivera Ramos
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I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida at the age of 12. In 2021, I received a Sociology B.A. at the University of Central Florida and completed an undergraduate honors thesis which focused on ideas of womanhood and the experiences of White women, women of color, and immigrant women at an English-speaking congregation and a Spanish-speaking congregation. In 2023, I graduated with a Sociology M.A. from UCF. My master’s thesis studied two White-led evangelical congregations in central Florida, sermon messaging, and individual congregants’ lived experiences and attitudes regarding the U.S. as a nation and racial matters.
Currently, my interests include Christian nationalism, evangelicalism, the political Right, race, gender, and Critical Race Theory. However, I am interested in expanding my research to areas such as colonialism studies/postcolonialism and liberatory social movements.
I am also passionate about public scholarship which led me to co-create a sociology podcast titled Free the Mind, Free the People while at UCF. In the future, I plan to pursue a career focused on scholar activism and collaboration with communities beyond academia.