- Associate Professor of English
- Chair of Environmental Studies
- 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
- Women's and Gender Studies
- Critical Race Studies
- Genre and The History of the Novel
- Digital Humanities
- Border Literature
- 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)
- "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:
- 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
- Wiancko Foundation Fellowship Student-Faculty Summer Research, 2016 with Clay Snell
- Fellow, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Summer 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
Adela Ramos was born in Mexico City, where she received her B.A. with honors 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 completed her PhD in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (New York) with an emphasis on eighteenth-century British Literature and was a Whiting Foundation Fellow (2009 – 2010).
Her teaching emphases include eighteenth-century British literature, animal studies, environmental humanities, gender, race, history of science, history of he novel. She teaches for the First-Year Experience Program, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. As an affiliate faculty member of the Environmental Studies program, she participates in ENVT 350 and ENVT 498.
Her book project, tentatively titled Hospitable Species: Domestication, Empire, and the Eighteenth-Century British Novel 1720-1820, investigates how cultural, literary, and scientific conceptions of the domestic define who is part of the home, the nation, and the human family in novels from Robinson Crusoe to Mansfield Park.
Her scholarly publications include “Species Thinking: Animals, Women, and Literary Tropes in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman“ (Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Spring 2018) and “The Goddess Coatlicue: Femicide and Environmental Renewal in Homero Aridjis’ La leyenda de los soles“ (The Battersew Review, 2017). Her work on hare hunting in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones is forthcoming in an edited volume titled, Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern, co-edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, and Jane Spencer (Routledge, 2019), and her essay “La Hospitalidad del Caballo: El ser y el otro en Los viajes de Gulliver de Jonathan Swift” is forthcoming in Jonathan Swift y el archipiélago de los espejos. Homenaje a 350 años de su nacimiento (UNAM, 2019).
She is a member of the Environmental Studies Program Committee, a founding member of the PLU4US Task Force for Undocumented Students, and coordinator of the Digital Humanities Lab at PLU.