I’m an Americanist interested in popular culture, speculative futures, ethnic studies, and critical theory. In 2013, I graduated from the Program in American Studies at Yale, then lectured for a couple of years at Frankfurt University before becoming Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. I’m currently working on my first book, “Un-American Dreams,” and doing preliminary thinking and research for a book on the cultural history and theory of automation.
2016 – present: Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of St Gallen / 2013-2016: Lecturer, Frankfurt University / 2013: Research Associate & Web Editor, Rachel Carson Center, Munich University / 2013: PhD in American Studies, Yale / 2010-2012: Teaching Fellow & Part-Time Instructor, Yale / Complete CV
I’m from San José, California. I was born and raised on the east side; my first texts were my father’s tattoos or “placas.” I’m proud to be the first member of my family to graduate from a four-year college. I’m also a science fiction fan, utopian dreamer, Blochean educator of hope, cultural critic, historian, philosopher, immigrant, and border crosser. I contain multitudes.
Contact me: jesse.ramirez[at]unisg.ch
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