Professor Armando Ibarra was recognized as a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Honoree at California State University (CSU). Ibarra earned his degrees in Sociology and Spanish, from CSU in 1999; and his MA, Public Administration in 2002 (later earning his PhD in Political Science from UC Irvine in 2010). He credits Chico State’s Summer Bridge and Educational Opportunity Program in helping open the door to higher education and CSU faculty like Jaime Raigoza, John Ebeling, and Diana Dwyre for stoking his insatiable intellectual curiosity.
Professor Ibarra was interviewed by CSU discussing his firsthand experience of the exhaustive challenges of agricultural labor—an experience that helps fuel his scholarship and fierce advocacy for the rights of workers. Read the full interview here.