Adela Ramos

Associate Professor of English

Office Location:Hauge Administration Building - Room 201-A

Office Hours: Wed: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Chair of Environmental Studies
  • Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Lab

Education

  • Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2010
  • M.A., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2004
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2001
  • Diploma, Translation Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico City, 1998-2000

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Ecofeminism
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Genre and The History of the Novel
  • Digital Humanities
  • Border Literature

Books

  • Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern Chapters “The Hunting of the Hare: Female Virtue and Companionate Marriage in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones” (Routledge 2019) : View Book
  • Jonathan Swift y el archipiélago de los espejos. Homenaje a 350 años de su nacimiento Chapters “La Hospitalidad del Caballo: El ser y el otro en Los viajes de Gulliver de Jonathan Swift,” (UNAM 2019) : View Book

Selected Presentations

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cultivated Minds and Colonized Bodies, Denver, Colorado (March 2019)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Crusoe's Cat's: The Trouble with Reproduction in Defoe's *Robinson Crusoe*, Orlando, FL (March 2018)
  • Swift 250 Años, The Hospitality of Horses: Self-Stranger Relationships in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Mexico City, MX (April 2017)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, “This Admirable Machine: Mousers and Mousetraps in William Guthrie’s The Life and Adventures of a Cat.”, Minneapolis, MN (March 2017)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, “'Like Rational Creatures': Animal Rights and Women’s Rights in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Original Stories and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman", Los Angeles, CA (March 2015)
  • Reading Animals, University of Sheffield, “An Animal of a Different Species: Hares, Women, and Anthropomorphism in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones”, Sheffield, UK (July 2014)
  • Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Indiana, “‘His Dignity as an Ambassador’: Exotic Pets and Reciprocity in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda”, Bloomington, IN (May 2014)
  • Pride and Prejudices, “Species Thinking: Animals, Women, and Literary Form in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”, Chawton House, Alton, UK (July 2013)

Selected Articles

  • "Species Thinking: Animals, Women, and Literary Tropes in Mary Wollstonecraft's *A Vindication of the Rights of Woman*." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature Vol. 37, 2018: 41-66.
  • "The Goddess Coatlicue: Femicide and Environmental Renewal in Homero Aridjis' *La leyenda de los soles*." The Battersea Review Vol. 2, 2016:

Accolades

  • Wang Center for Global Education Faculty Research Grant, AY 2018-2019.
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, 2016-2017 Pacific Lutheran University
  • Fellow, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, June 2017
  • Fellow, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, June 2016
  • Kelmer-Roe Student-Faculty Research Award Recipient, AY 2015-2016 with Clay Snell
  • Fellow, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2015
  • Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Award, 2013
  • Whiting Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2009

Biography

I was born in Mexico City, where I majored in English literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received a Diplome in Translation Studies from El Colegio de México. After working as a freelance translator for a couple years, I had the opportunity to teach my first college-level classes at my alma mater. Back in the classroom, I realized that there was nothing I wanted more than to teach at the university level. This pushed me to act on my plans to apply to graduate school, and I pursued and completed my doctoral degree in eighteenth-century British Literature with a focus on critical animal studies at Columbia University. Currently, I’m an Associate Professor of English, Chair of the Environmental Studies Program, Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Lab, and proud founding member of the Task Force for Undocumented Students (PLU4US).

You can read more about my teaching and research projects here.

Soy oriunda de la Ciudad de México. Obtuve la licenciatura en Lenguas y Letras Modernas (Inglesas) por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y el (entonces) diplomado en traducción por El Colegio de México. Después de probar suerte como traductora freelance, tuve la oportunidad de dar clases como profesora de asignatura en la FFYL, UNAM. A través de esta experiencia constaté que mi sueño era ser profesora universitaria, lo que me llevó a estudiar el doctorado en literatura inglesa del siglo XVIII con un enfoque en estudios zooliterarios en Columbia University. Hoy soy profesora asociada de letras inglesas, directora del programa de Estudios del Medio Ambiente, coordinadora del Laboratorio de Humanidades Digitales, y orgullosa miembra fundadora del grupo de trabajo en apoyo a estudiantes indocumentados (PLU4US).

Aquí puedes leer más sobre mi docencia y mis proyectos de investigación.