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Christopher Angel Ramírez



MFA, Digital Arts and New Media. University of California, Santa Cruz, June 2006.

BA, Film and Video. University of California Santa Cruz, June 1998.

AA, Associates in Arts Degree. Riverside Community College, December 1994.


Teaching and Research Interests

Art Writing, Counterstory, Critical Race Theory, Decolonial Theory, Equity and Justice, First Year Composition (Service Learning), Film Studies, Sentipensante Pedagogy, Trauma Healing


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

“Key to ending anti-gay violence.” Merced Sun-Star 13 July 2016: 6A. Print.

“The Need To Harness Love.” Merced County Times 23 Jul. 2015: 10. Print.

“Being Left Abandoned: Reexamining Our Assumptions of Fatherless Young Men.” Merced County Times 29 Jan. 2015: 2. Print.

Panelist. “Digital Other: Navigating Identity through Non-Traditional Media.” 8th Annual University of California Writing Program Conference. Merced November 2018.

Moderator and Organizer. Raising Zoey Film Screening. Campus Climate, Student Involvement and Transitional

Programs|Advisor to ASUCM Campus Activities Board and Social Justice Initiatives. University of California Merced, April 2017.

Performer. The California LGBT Arts Alliance presents Color Bonita. Renberg Theater at the Village, January 2019.

Recipient. Non-Senate Academics Council (NSAC) Award for Distinguished Service. University of California, Merced, 2020.

Recipient. Academic Senate Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award for Non-Senate Lecturers. University of California, Merced, 2015.


Contact Information


website: Christopher Ramirez "Color Bonita" Los Angeles LGBT Center