Geovani Ramirez – Graduate/Professional Student Diversity Award
Graduate Teaching Fellow
English and Comparative Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies
Geovani Ramírez completed his PhD in the English and Comparative Literature Dept, where he specializes in Multiethnic and Latinx literatures. His dissertation explores the ways Mexican-heritage women writer-activists use the topic of labor in their works to interrogate and re-shape notions of class, race, gender, culture, (trans)national identities and citizenship.
Geovani joined the UNC Latina/o Studies Program as a Graduate Assistant in the spring of 2019 and he was a Graduate Student Fellow at the Center for Faculty Excellence during the 2018-2019 academic year. Geovani has enjoyed working with students in various capacities, including as sole instructor for numerous English and Women’s and Gender Studies courses, and was a graduate research consultant for WMST 465 Gender, Immigration, and Labor and ENGL 364 Introduction to Latinx Studies. He also served as an ENGL 105 instructor in the UNC Summer Bridge program and an assistant writing coordinator for the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice program, both of which he will be rejoining in the summer of 2020. From fall 2014 to spring 2018, Geovani was 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.
Geovani loves sharing literature and cultural productions with the general public. He has enjoyed giving talks for the Ackland Art Museum and Carolina Performing Arts Center, and he has been an invited panelist for the Playmakers Repertory Company and the Department of Art and Art History. He was also a guest speaker on the Aaron Keck Show during an “Oh, the Humanities” segment with Max Owre (WCHL 97.9 The Hill)