Assistant Professor of English
Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Critical Animals Studies
Genre and The History of the Novel
World Literature and Immigration
Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2010
M.A. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2004
B.A. in English Language and Literature, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2001
Diploma in Translation Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City, 1998-2000
Adela Ramos was born in Mexico City, where she received her B.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a Diplome in Translation Studies from El Colegio de México. She received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University (New York) with an emphasis on eighteenth-century British Literature.
Her teaching emphases include eighteenth-century British literature, critical animal studies, ecocriticism, gender and race, history of the novel, and literature and immigration. She teaches FYEP 101 and 190 for the First-Year Experience Program, ENGL 200 and 300 level courses, and the English Capstone Seminar.
Her scholarly project traces how eighteenth-century British writers engaged anthropomorphism to re-order relations among humans and animals, men and women, and racial others. Her translation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'To a Young Ass' was published in Escarcha a medianoche (Arsenal) and a review of Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrew's Longman Cultural Edition in The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer. She is currently completing an article about Mary Wollstonecraft's animal metaphors in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and beginning work on an article that will explore the relationship between looking at animals, anthropomorphism, and gender and racial relations in eighteenth-century novels. She writes a non-academic bi-weekly literature column for the Mexican culture and lifestyle magazine Vida+.