Ph.D., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Criminology, Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Health and Societies, University of Pennsylvania
Nayan Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, Northridge. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University. His teaching and research interests include: juvenile delinquency and justice; peer and social networks; social inequality and the life course; health disparities; and quantitative research methods. Dr. Ramirez is particularly interested in factors during adolescence that lead to crime and contact with the juvenile and criminal justice systems. His current research examines how sexual orientation structures adolescents’ peer relationships and their involvement in delinquency.