Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students

Student

Abraham Ramirez


Philosophy of Race, Modernity/Coloniality/Decoloniality, Critical Theory, Migration Theory and Comparative Ethnic Studies.



Bio & Research Interests

Abraham Ramirez is a PhD. Candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Program in Critical Theory. His dissertation is on ethics, decolonial consciousness and the philosophy of race in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, Enrique Dussel, and Paulo Freire. Abraham is currently a Chancellor’s Public Fellow with the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES), and a Graduate Student in Residence at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI).


Advisor

Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Rutgers)
Ramon Grosfoguel


Courses Taught or Assisted

COURSES TAUGHT

Spring 2016.           Instructor, Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley: "Chicana/o Latina/o Thought and the Philosophy of Race"

Fall 2013.                Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University: “History of People of Color in the United States” 

COURSES ASSISTED

Fall 2013-2015.      Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Asian American Studies: “Muslims in America," with Professor Hatem Bazian

Spring 2014.           Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley: “Theories of Race and Ethnicity,” with Professor Pedro Di Pietro

2012, 2013, 2015.  Graduate Student Instructor, Summer Session Abroad, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain: “Intercultural, International Migration and Dialogue of Civilizations Before and After 9/11” with Professor Ramón Grosfoguel

Spring 2013.          Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley: “Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies,” Professor Enrique Lima

Spring 2010-2012. Graduate Instructor Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Asian American Studies: “Contemporary Politics and Issues,” Professor Harvey Dong

Fall 2010, 2011.     Graduate Instructor, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Ethnic Studies: “A Comparative Survey of Protest Movements Since the 1960s,” with Professor Carlos Muñoz Jr.