HTI Alumni

Erica M. Ramirez

Erica M. Ramirez

Director of Applied Research at Auburn Seminary

Dr. Erica Ramirez is currently Director of Applied Research at Auburn Seminary. She was previously the Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Wesleyan Thought at Portland Seminary in Oregon. Erica holds a PhD in Sociology of Religion from Drew University, and an MA in Religion in Public Life from Wheaton College. With interests in religion, contemporary politics, and culture, Ramirez is particularly interested in “how radical religious traditions present as a challenge to and resource against social oppression.” Erica has recently written about evangelical politics for The Washington Post, Religion News Service ,and Political Theology Network. A fifth generation Texas, Erica lives in San Antonio with her husband Chris and their children: Judah, Julia, and Camilla.