Ramirez’s current scholarship focuses on pedagogical practices to advance educational intersectional equity, particularly through dialogue as a pedagogy and practice. Drawing on her foundation in dialogism and narrative study, her work theorizes and studies dialogue experiences as an engaged and inclusive form of learning across cultural perspectives. She has published articles on dialogue as a pedagogical practice that promotes open and meaningful conversation among students from different backgrounds. Her dialogue-related research work includes serving as Co-PI on a multi-year Spencer Foundation Civics Measures research grant to develop measurements for assessing dialogic and deliberative engagement across difference in educational settings. She is currently Project Lead and Manager of two multi-year community-based research projects, within CU’s Finance and Business Strategy (FBS) unit and CU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), designed to train staff in critical dialogue practices and to use intersectional equity-focused dialogues to identify areas of opportunity for EDI action in the organizations. Her earlier body of research and publishing considers narrative mappings of place in 19th/20th Century western American literature and how these narrative mappings dialogically intersect with contemporary public memory of western places. She is the author of Reading Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona and has published on Indigenous actors’ participation in the Ramona Outdoor Play as a form of cultural continuation through public performance that dialogically negotiates with an embedded, colonialist narrative of Southern California. She has also published on narrative mappings in Willa Cather’s novels.
dialogue as undergraduate pedagogy, inclusive pedagogy, place studies and regionalism, western American literature, women's literature, Native American and Indigenous studies, public memory studies, tourism studies,
ARSC 1480 - MASP Social Science Seminar
Spring 2019 / Fall 2023
Fosters an appreciation of the social sciences. Readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, and outside activities illustrate the interconnections between different bodies of knowledge. Emphasizes relationships between the social sciences and the real world. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
ARSC 1490 - MASP Humanities Seminar
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Enhances students' knowledge and appreciation of the humanities. Readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, workshopping papers and presentation, guest speakers, and outside activities are designed to enhance both students' appreciation of the subject matter and their performance in their regular courses. Emphasis is on actively using knowledge of humanities in a variety of ways. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
ARSC 1492 - MASP Research Seminar
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Enhances students' knowledge and appreciation of the humanities, the social sciences or STEM-related fields. The course's readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, work-shopping papers and presentations, guest speakers, and outside activities are designed to enhance both students' appreciation of the subject matter and their performance in their regular courses. Emphasis will be placed on actively using knowledge of humanities, social sciences or STEM fields in a variety of ways. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).