Armando Ibarra

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor


Phone: 608-262-2111

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Armando Ibarra is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School for Workers |Department of Labor Education and holds a joint appointment with Chican@ and Latin@ Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and joined the UW in January 2011. Ibarra also holds a Master’s in Public Administration, and a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish. His research and fields of specialization are Political Economy, working communities of Latin American descent in the U.S., social movements, community development, international labor migration, community-based participatory applied, and action research. Prof. Ibarra is an acclaimed public intellectual who has garnered much attention for his work from peers and professional associations. His research is published in traditional peer-reviewed journal and books, as well as applied and action research reports, and popular news media.


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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

Selected Publications