Associate Professor of English


Dixa Ramírez-D’Oleo is Associate Professor in the English department. Her research and teaching focus on the literatures and histories of the extended Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as well as black critical theory and literary criticism. She received her A.B. from Brown University in Comparative Literature and her PhD from the University of California, San Diego.

Her first book, Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (2018, NYU Press) received the 2019 Barbara Christian Literary Award from the Caribbean Studies Association and the 2019 Isis Duarte Book Prize, Haiti/Dominican Republic Section in the Latin American Studies Association. Three new books are forthcoming: Blackness and the Photographic Negative, with Duke University Press; This Will Not Be Generative, with Cambridge University Press; and a translation into Spanish of Colonial Phantoms, with Editorial Universitaria Bonó.


Her writing has been published in ASAP/JournalAtlantic StudiesAvidlyThe Black ScholarComparative LiteratureHyperallergic, Interventions, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Small Axe, and Social Text. She also serves on the Editorial Committee of Small Axe.



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