Armando Ibarra is an Associate Professor in the School for Workers at University of Wisconsin Extension. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and joined the School for Workers faculty in January 2011. Ibarra holds a Master’s in Public Administration, and a B.A. Sociology and Spanish. 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, organized workplaces, and applied research.
Wisconsin Latino Communities Incorporation Processes. University of Wisconsin- Extension. 2015- 2017.
Programming and Facilities Needs Assessment Study of South Madison. Madison College, Madison, WI. 2012-2013.
Low Wage Workers in Milwaukee: Life Narratives. Milwaukee, WI. 2013.
The Rubber Stamp Process: Broken Governance in the Planning and Development, and How Communities Can Regain a Voice. 2011.
The Latino Question: Capital, Critique, and Alternative Futures. Armando Ibarra, Alfredo Carlos, and Rodolfo D. Torres. Pluto Press (Palgrave) London: UK. 2018.
Man of Fire: Selected Writings of Ernesto Galarza, with Rodolfo D. Torres. Urbana and Chicago: IL, University of Illinois Press. 2013.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“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.
I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing. Authored the Introduction (pp. 13-17) and Mexican American in 1978 (pp. 117-119). Editor Oscar Mireles, Cowfeather Press. 2014.
A Legacy of Excellence: 100 Years of Wisconsin Apprenticeship, 1911-2011, Associate Producer. 2012.
Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program, Researcher. Documentary and Oral History Project by Gilbert G. González and Vivian Price. 210.
Working: Testimonios of Working Class Mexican American in the 21st Century. Proposal submitted at the request of the acquisition editor at Verso Books. Under contract with Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints. Forthcoming 2019.
Poverty in the Valley of Plenty: Mexican Families, Migration, and work in America. Book proposal under review. Forthcoming 2020.
Roberto G. Sánchez Award, Leadership in advancing educational and career opportunities for Latinos, Centro Hispano of Dane County, Madison WI. 2017.
Chancellors Community-University Partnership Award, University of Wisconsin at Madison. 2017.
Outstanding Academic Title Designation. Man of Fire: Selected Writings of Ernesto Galarza, with Rodolfo D. Torres. Choice Reviews for Academic Libraries, American Library Association. 2013.
Outstanding Dissertations Competition. American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education: Second Place. 2012.
Outstanding Chicano Latino Studies Graduate Student Award. University of California, Irvine. 2010.
University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship. 2009-2010.