Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

 

Catherine S. Ramirez

Summary of Expertise

Race, migration, and citizenship; Latinx literary, cultural, and visual studies; Mexican American history; immigrant narratives; comparative ethnic studies; feminist and gender studies; speculative fiction

Research Interests

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I'm a scholar of race, migration, and citizenship; Mexican American history; immigrant narratives; Latinx literary, cultural, and visual studies; gender studies; and speculative fiction. My current research interests are Latinx studies beyond the Americas, photography and migration, and the movement of Mexican food beyond Greater Mexico.

I'm the author of Assimilation: An Alternative History (University of California Press, 2020) and The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory (Duke University Press, 2009). With Sylvanna M. Falcón, Steven C. McKay, Juan Poblete, and Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, I'm coeditor of Precarity and Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship (Rutgers University Press, 2021).

I've also written for The New York TimesThe Atlantic, and Public Books.  



Biography, Education and Training

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I'm Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

From 2013 to 2018, I directed UC Santa Cruz’s Chicano Latino Research Center, now the Research Center for the Americas.

Honors, Awards and Grants

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Selected Publications

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Selected Presentations

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Selected Recordings

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Teaching Interests

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Migration and citizenship studies; Latinx literary, cultural, and visual studies; United States cultural, ethnic, and immigration history and immigrant storytelling; Mexican American history; comparison as method in the humanities and qualitative social sciences; comparative ethnic studies; feminist and gender studies; speculative fiction and alternative futurisms