Hello! I'm Alison
My name is Alison. I live on the western coast of Puerto Rico with my son and our pet cat. My hobbies include watching anime, baking, and playing Pokémon Go. My favorite thing about being a teacher is learning from my students. I am an INTJ according to Myers Briggs. I may look intimidating sometimes—but I promise that I am super friendly. Feel free to look around the website and learn more about me.
Alison Torres Ramos
787-890-2681 Ext. 4468
Calle Belt Base Ramey, P.O. Box 6150 Aguadilla, P.R. 00604-6150
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AGUADILLA
Upper Division Courses:
Phonetics and Phonemes of the English Language
Fall 2017-Spring 2020
SOUTHWESTERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
Upper Division Literature
18th Century English Literature
20th Century Literature
Literary Perspectives (Upper Division/ Open Topic)
Topic: Latina/o Literature
Topic: Shapes of Utopia
Creative Writing (Upper Division)
Lower Division Literature
Survey of English Literature
American Literature I
Writing for Academic Purposes
Fall 2017-Spring 2018
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Engineering Problem Solving
Engineering Problem Solving Grader
Topic: Multi-Ethnic American Literature
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
DISSERTATION: Functions of Colonial Shame as Expressed in Puerto Rican Cultural Productions
Committee: Timothy Morris (Chair), Timothy Richardson, and Erin Murrah-Madril
COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS: Passed; Fall 2014
Areas: Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and Latino Literature.
Committee: William Arce (Chair), Ben Agger, and Timothy Morris.
M.A., English Ed.
THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AT MAYAGÜEZ
THESIS: Historical and Ideological Differences between English and Spanish Curricula in Puerto Rico
Committee: Kevin S. Carroll (Chair), Judith Casey, Ellen Pratt, and Maribel Acosta (Graduate School Representative)
THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AT AGUADILLA
Major: English with Multimedia Technology
COURSES TAUGHT PREVIOUSLY
Production Editor: Fast Capitalism 2014-Present
Refereed Journal Articles
“Compound his Yankee Soul in the Entrails of Hell! Resistance and Colonial Shame in “Castor Oil: Simple or Compound.” Dialogues in Language and Literature. 5.2 (2015): 6-14.
“Displays of Colonial Shame in Puerto Rican Reggaetón" Fast Capitalism. 12.1 (2015).
Review of Vilém Flusser, Book: Into the Universe of Technical Images (trans. Nancy Ann Roth). International Sociology Review (2015).
Review of Daniel J. Cohen & Tom Scheinfeldt (Eds.), Book: Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities. The Middle Ground Journal (2015).
Cultural Studies Association (Riverside, CA):
May 2015: Manifestations of Shame in Puerto Rican Reggaetón.
Coastal Plains Liberal Arts (Houston, TX):
April 2015: ‘Compound his Yankee soul in the entrails of hell’: Resistance and Shame in Jesus Colon’s “Simple or Compound?”
English Graduate Student Association (UTA):
April 2015: Cultural Masochistic Shame and the Movement Against Reggaetón
April 2014: Ideological Manifestations of Struggle in Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican
Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (UTA):
March 2014: Real Men Do Cry: Sentimentality and Homosociality in Piri Thomas' Down These Mean Streets.
Women and Gender Studies Mini Conference (UTA):
March 2014: Real Men Do Cry: Sentimentality and Homosociality in Piri Thomas' Down These Mean Streets
College English Association Caribbean Chapter (Mayagüez, PR):
March 2014: Historical and Ideological Differences between the English and Spanish Curricula in Puerto Rico
Invited Guest Speaker
UPRRP Guest Speaker: Puerto Rico Language Policy
July 2020: Dissertation Tips and Discussion
English Teacher Training Program: Southwestern Adventist University
October 2019: Behaviors We Would Like to See In College
October 2019: Grading Made Easy
Faculty Colloquium: Southwestern Adventist University
July 2019: Rubrics and How to Use Them
English Graduate Student Association: University of Texas Arlington
September 2016: Navigating Comprehensive Examinations
Writing Center: University of Texas Arlington
March 2015: How to Tutor This: Mapping the Issue Essay.