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About Dora Ramirez-Dhoore

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).


Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2009 - Division of Student Affairs’ Faculty Partner Award Nominee
  • 2008 - Boise State University Online Course and Faculty Development Program Pilot Grant, $4,000


  • ENGL 213: African American Literature
  • ENGL 216: Cultural Exchange in Transnational Literatures
  • ENGL 275: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENGL 278: Survey of American Literature
  • ENGL 387: Twentieth-Century American Fiction
  • ENGL 390: Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL 397: Contemporary Childbirth, Cross-Disciplinary with Nursing
  • ENGL 397: Chicano/a Literature
  • ENGL 530: Postcolonial Literature in the Americas
  • ENGL 550: Chicana/o Literature and Culture

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