Lisbet Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez

TitlePhD Candidate,
Graduate Student Instructor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department,
Creative Writing Program,
Latin American & Latino Studies
Phone831/459-4778 (Literature Dept)
Campus Mail StopLiterature Department
Lisbet Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez

Biography, Education and Training

Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez holds a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach, where she studied the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, IMANIMAN: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, Practicing TransgressionsThe Acentos ReviewKweli, Plath Profiles, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature with a Creative/Critical concentration at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studies transnational Latin/x experimental poetics. 




Selected Presentations

  • Poetry Reading and Discussion. "Central American Poetics: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Poets in the City," Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 2016.

  • Poetry Reading. "Not Disappearing into Americaness: Code-Switching as Cultural Preservation through Language Conservation," Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 2016.

  • Poetry Reading. "Poetry at the Public School: A reading with David Buuck, Angel Dominguez, and Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez," Santa Cruz, CA, October 2015.

  • Poetry Reading. "Living Writers Series," UC Santa Cruz, May 2015.

  • Poetry Reading. "Counteractions: A Poetry Reading at SubRosa," The Poetry & Politics Research Collective, Santa Cruz, CA, April 2015.

  • Panel Chair and Presenter. “Where Identities Collide: Poetry of South Korea, Guatemala & the U.S,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2015 Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2015.

  • Guest Speaker and Poetry Reading, “Central American-American Writers,” Central American Literatures and Cultures, Prof. Emilio del Valle Escalante, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, UNC Chapel Hill, Nov. 2013. 

  • “‘I think I made you up inside my head’: The Hysterical Daughter in Plath’s Father Figure Poems,” 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference—Re/Invention: Hysteria, CSU Long Beach, April 2013.

  • “Weave a Circle Round Them Thrice: Plath’s Conjuring of Coleridge in ‘Daddy’ and ‘Lady Lazarus’,” Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012, IU Bloomington, Oct. 2012.