College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Behavioral and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni

2023 Distinguished Alumni

Armando Ibarra Jr.

Armando Ibarra, Distinguished Alumni 2023

BA, Social Science, Class of 1999

MA, Public Administration, Class of 2002

Honor Year:  2023

Current position: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Armando Ibarra Jr. is an associate professor in the Department of Labor Education at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, where he has taught since 2011 and where he is also director of Chicano and Latin Studies.  From his childhood as a farmworker to meeting Cesar Chavez as a college student, he has remained a staunch advocate for the rights of the workers. In 2018 he co-authored the Latino Question: Politics, Laboring Class, and the Next Left, which was named the Best Book in Latino Politics by the Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association. Centro Hispano (CENTRO HISPANO - ABOUT US ( recognized Ibarra’s work in 2017 with the presentation of the Roberto G. Sanchez Award which honors an individual, group, or organization that has demonstrated leadership in advancing educational and career opportunities for Latinos.

Learn more about Armando Ibarra Jr. in Chico State Today

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