Faculty Profile for Dr. Sara A Ramirez

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Dr. Sara A Ramirez
Assistant Professor — English
phone: (512) 245-3718

Biography Section

Biography and Education

B.A., University of Notre Dame, English and Pre-Professional Studies
M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, English
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Ethnic Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Ethnic Studies

Teaching Interests

Chicana/o/x feminist literature and cultural productions; Latina/o spirituality; cultural productions by women of color; decolonial feminist thought; feminist publishing and editorial praxis; trauma studies

Research Interests

Dr. Ramirez is currently at work on her first book-length manuscript, tentatively titled _Lo/Cura: Negotiating Subjects of Trauma and Tejanx Cultural Productions_. The text bridges decolonial, queer, feminist-of-color cultural and performance analysis to examine cultural representations of Chicanx historical trauma in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands since 1848.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ramirez, S. A. (2019). “A Call for Anti-Discrimination: Embracing Difference through Respect, Responsibility, and Reciprocity.” In Cuentos and Testimonies: Diversity and Inclusion at Texas State (p. n.p.). San Marcos, Texas, USA: Texas State University, Office of the Provost.
  • Ramirez, S. A. (2018). “Nepantla: What Matters in Times of Psychospiritual/Political Crisis.” In El Mundo Zurdo 6: Selected Works from the 2016 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (Vol. 6). San Francisco, California, CA: Aunt Lute Press.
  • Ramirez, S. A., Mercado-Lopez, L., & Saldivar-Hull, S. (Eds.). (2018). El Mundo Zurdo 6: Selected Works from the 2016 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (Vol. 6). San Francisco, California, USA: Aunt Lute Press.
  • Ramirez, S. A., & Cantúa, N. E. (2017). “Publishing Work that Matters: Third Woman Press and Its Impact on Chicana and Latina Publishing.” Diálogo, 20(2), 77–85.
  • Ramirez, S. A. (2010). “Chicana/o Movement.” In C. L. Bankston, III. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Vol. 1, pp. 177–179). Pasadena, California, USA: Salem Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: University of Texas at San Antonio, Lavender Faculty Award, University of Texas at San Antonio. May 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Keith Thomas Memorial Scholarship, Department of English, Classics, and Philosophy at University of Texas at San Antonio. 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: High Pass on Master’s Comprehensive Exam, University of Texas at San Antonio. November 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: James E. Robinson Award for the Outstanding English Major, Department of English at the University of Notre Dame. May 2005
  • Award / Honor Recipient: McPartlin Award for Outstanding Writing by a First-Year Student, University of Notre Dame. May 2002

Selected Service Activities

Member
Lindsey Literary Committee
September 2018-Present
Editor
Third Woman Press: Feminist of Color Publishing
August 2011-Present
Member
MA/Literature Committee
September 2019-Present
Member
Advanced Studies Curriculum Committee
September 2019-Present
Co-Chair
Student Curriculum Subcommittee
September 2019-Present