Jesse Ramírez is an Americanist interested in ☞ popular culture, ☞ speculative futures, ☞ ethnic studies, ☞ critical theory, and the ☞ future of work. Jesse graduated from the Program in American Studies at Yale in late 2013, lectured for a couple of years at Frankfurt University, then became Assistant Professor of American Studies at the ☞ University of St Gallen, Switzerland, in 2016. He’s currently finishing a book on ☞ apocalypse and science fiction, and doing preliminary thinking and research for a book on the cultural history and theory of ☞ automation. Jesse is also a proud native of east San Jo, Califas, a Blochean educator of hope, an immigrant, and a crosser of all types of borders. Say hello at jesse[dot]ramirez[at]unisg[dot]ch.