Jesse Ramírez

Jesse Ramírez

Jesse Ramírez

Prof. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of American Studies
SHSS-HSG
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Fields of research
  • American cultural, literary, and intellectual history
  • Digital media and technologies
  • Cultural history of automation
  • Science fiction and utopia
  • Ethnic studies
Education
  • PhD in American Studies, Yale University, 2013 
  • BA in English, Santa Clara University, 2006 
Professional Career
  • Lecturer in American Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 2013-2015 
  • Research Associate and Web Editor, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich University, 2013 
  • Part-Time Acting Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Yale University, 2010-2012
Teaching Activities
  • Robots and the End of Work
  • Social Media and US Society
  • The Society of Surveillance
  • Distraction: Attention, Intelligence, and Digital Media 
  • Futures of Science and Technology in American Science Fiction
  • The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in the American Imagination     
Projects
  • Un-American Dreams: Apocalypse, Utopia, and Science Fiction in the American Century (revised dissertation manuscript)
  • What is Automation? (book manuscript) 

Affiliations
  • Swiss Association for North American Studies 
  • Swiss Association of University Teachers of English 
  • German American Studies Association 
  • Modern Language Association of America 
Talks

Recent and Upcoming: 

  • Playing with the End of the World: The Last of Us and Post-Apocalyptic Gaming, Vienna, November 2017
  • #NotYourMule: The 2016 Oscars in Black, White, and Brown, Swiss Association for North American Studies, Bern, November 4-5, 2016
  • American Wars: HG Wells's War of the Worlds in American Translation, Anticipations: HG Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions, Woking, England, July 8-10, 2016
  • An-Other Europe, the Other of Europe: Children of Men and the ‘Infinite Task’ of Hospitality, MLA International Symposium, Düsseldorf University, June 23-25, 2016
  • (chair) New Italians or Criminal Aliens? The Contradictions of Latinos/as, Rights, and Race in the United States, German Association for American Studies, Osnabrück, May 19-22, 2016 

 


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