BA English, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (summa cum laude)
MA British and American Literature, North Carolina State University
Geovani Ramírez is a Ph.D candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he specializes in Multiethnic and Latinx literature. His dissertation explores the ways Mexican-heritage women writers use the topic of labor in their works to interrogate and re-shape notions of class, race, gender, culture, (trans)national identities, and citizenship.
While at UNC, Geovani has enjoyed working with UNC students in various capacities, including as a graduate research consultant for Latinx and Women’s and Gender Studies literature courses, sole instructor for ENGL 105 Composition and Rhetoric, ENGL 105i Writing in the Social Sciences, and courses in Women’s and Gender Studies and literature. From fall 2014 to spring 2018, Geovani worked as a writing coach at the UNC Writing Center, where he coached undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines on a wide range of writing genres and projects. He has also been an assistant writing coordinator for the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program since the summer of 2018.
Geovani was a graduate student fellow at the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence during the 2018-2019 academic year, and he joined the UNC Latina/o Studies Program as a graduate assistant in the spring of 2019.
- “LatinAsian and Black Latinx Migrations in Literature.” Latinx Talk, 2020.
- “Ruiz de Burton’s Inviolable Californios and Roguish Anglos in The Squatter and the Don and Who Would Have Thought It.” In Intersectionality: Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present. Lexington Books of Rowman & Littlefield, (forthcoming spring 2020).
- “Cristina García.” In Latino Literature Encyclopedia for Students. ABC-CLIO, (forthcoming 2020).
- Frank Porter Graham Honor Society Member, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020
- Critical Ethnic Studies Collective Graduate Working Group Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020
- Center for the Study of the American South Summer Research Grant, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019
- Center for the Study of the American South Travel Grant, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019.
- Lea/McLaurin Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018
- George Hills Harper Summer Research Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013