Armando Ibarra


Associate Professor


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BA in Sociology and Spanish, Master’s in Public Administration, and PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. Armando joined the School for Workers faculty in January 2011. Dr. Ibarra has extensive and diverse teaching, research and organizing experience. His research and fields of specialization are Chicano/a Latino/a working communities, adult education on issues of diversity in the workplace, international labor migration, leadership development, organizing workplaces, and applied research.

Books Published
The Latino Question: Politics, Labouring Classes and the Next Left. Armando Ibarra, Alfredo Carlos, and Rodolfo D. Torres. Pluto Press (Palgrave) London: 2018.

Man of Fire: Selected Writings of Ernesto Galarza, with Rodolfo D. Torres. Urbana and Chicago: IL, University of Illinois Press. 2013.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
“The Wisconsin Experience and the Election of 2016.” Authored with David Nack. Labor Studies Journal (Sage Journal). 2017.

“Mexican Mass Labor Migration in a Not-So Changing Political Economy.” Authored with Alfredo Carlos. Ethnicities (Sage Journal). 2015.

Applied Research
Latino Wisconsin: Needs Assessment and Family Integration Study. University of Wisconsin-Extension. 2015-2018.

Economic, Programming, and Facilities Needs Assessment Study of South Madison. Madison College, Madison, WI. 2013-2014.

Low Wage Workers in Milwaukee: Life Narratives. Open Places Milwaukee, WI. 2013.

The Rubber Stamp Process: Broken Governance in the Planning and Development, and How Communities Can Regain a Voice. Garden Grove, CA. 2011

A Legacy of Excellence: 100 Years of Wisconsin Apprenticeship, 1911-2011, Associate Producer. 2011.

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program, Researcher. Documentary and Oral History Project by Gilbert G. González and Vivian Price. 2010.