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Dora Ramirez Bio

Dr. Dora Ramirez is a Professor of Ethnic Studies at Boise State University in the Department of Sociology. She holds a doctorate in English, with a focus on Ethnic Literature, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research focuses on ideas of nation-building while examining the internalization of socio-political global effects and the influence of colonization among Latinx and Indigenous populations in the United States and the U.S./Mexico border. She is the author of Medical Fragmentation: Literary Modernism, Scientific Discourse, and the Mexican, Indigenous Body, 1870-1940s which analyzes the medical industry’s colonial influences on indigenous peoples at the turn of the 19th century. Her work also appears in Feminist Teacher, Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, Chicana/Latina Studies, The Natural World in Latin American Literatures: Ecocritical Essays on Twentieth Century Writings, and other journals and collections. She is currently working on a book titled, Victim: Another Meaning, which analyzes the rhetorical uses of the concept “victim” and seeks to disentangle the varied definitions from the reality of what it means to be a victim in a polarized and racialized society in contemporary United State culture.