Dr. Dora Ramirez-Dhoore earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003, and has been on the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University since 2006. Dr. Ramirez-Dhoore's research, teaching, and service works to bring textual knowledge, literacy, and the power attached to those ways of knowing to underrepresented populations. Her research engages issues of production and consumption of texts tied to global and transnational perspectives of audience. Her work also incorporates ideas of nation-building while examining the internalization of socio-political global affects within the Latina/o population. Dr. Ramirez-Dhoore is active in local events, as a speaker, coordinator, and moderator, and also serves as a leader in national professional organizations. She has served on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (2007-2010), and is currently a member and liaison to the NCTE/CCCC’s Executive Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (2010-2013).
Negotiating Conflicting Rhetorics: Rancheras and Documentary in the Classroom, Feminist Teacher (2012)
As a young teenager, I remember sitting in the back seat of my parent's car,...
The Rhetoric of Aztlán: HB 2281, MEChA and Liberatory Education, Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service-Learning (2011)
In March 1969 at the first national Chicano Liberation Youth Conference hosted by the Crusade...
The Cyberborderland: Surfing the Web for Xicanidad, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (2005)
This essay examines the concept of mestiza consciousness, how technology subsumes physical identity, and how...
Contributions to Books
Dissecting Environmental Racism: Redirecting the Toxic in Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood and Helena Maria Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus, The Natural World in Latin American Literatures: Ecocritical Essays on Twentieth Century Writings (2010)
Through Alicia Gaspar' de Alba's Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders (2005) and Helena María Viramonte's...
The Gummy Bears Speak: Articulating Identity in Sandra Cisneros’s ‘Never Marry a Mexican', Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek (2010)
Writing Chicana Identity: Strategies of Resistance and Reformulation, ETD Collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln (2003)
My dissertation addresses the way Chicana writers are reformulating and revising stereotypes that have been...
Medical Rhetoric as Social Order in late 19th Century Mexico and the United States, Conference on College Composition and Communication (2012)
Quackery and Social Order in Late 19th Century Medical Discourse, MALCS (Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambios Social) (2011)
Questioning Pedagogical Contested Space: A Chicana Perspective, Conference on College Composition and Communication Featured Session (2011)
Dora Ramirez-Dhoore’s presentation “Difference is in the Voice: Listening to the “minor-ity” perspective in Academia”...