Howard Ramos is a political sociologist who investigates issues of social change. He has published on social movements, human rights, Indigenous mobilization, environmental advocacy, immigration, ethnicity, race, and Canada.

He is currently working on projects looking at perceptions of change, new forms of politics, environmental change, urban change, protest, immigrant and refugee issues, and the social implications of new technology and new forms of data.

Ramos also serves as Chair of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council which advises the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Chief Statistician of Canada. In the past he has served as the President of the Canadian Sociological Association and has been active in working with communities and engaging news media and public debate.