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Oralia Gómez-Ramírez
Liu Scholar; PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Phone: 604-822-4537
Oralia Gómez-Ramírez is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her doctoral research focuses on trans politics and sex work in Mexico, specifically looking at transgender sex workers’ most recent efforts to obtain legal, health, and social rights. Oralia is co-founder and student leader of the Liu Institute's Research Group on Gender and Sexuality in Latin America. At present, she is writing her dissertation based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted among trans sex workers and activists in the metropolitan area of Mexico City.

You may contact Oralia at this email address.

ed Publications
  • 2014 (Jaime Guzman, Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, Roman Jurencak, Natalie Shiff, Roberta Berard, Ciaran Duffy, Kiem Oen, Ross Petty, Susanne Benseler, Rolin Brant and Lori Tucker) What Matters Most for Patients, Parents, and Clinicians in the Course of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis? A Qualitative Study. Journal of Rheumatology 41(11): 2260-2269.

  • 2014 (Becki Ross and Oralia Gómez-Ramírez) Extinguishing the “Temptation of Monetary Inducements”: The State Regulation and Stigmatization of Adult Entertainment Recruiters on Post-secondary Campuses in British Columbia. Canadian Theatre Review 158: 39-43.

  • 2014 (Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, Michele Gibbon, Roberta A. Berard, Roman Jurencak, Jayne Green, Susanne Benseler, Ciarán M. Duffy, Lori B. Tucker, Ross E. Petty, Natalie Shiff, Kiem Oen, Rollin Brant and Jaime Guzman) A96: The Roller Coaster of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Qualitative Examination of Parents' Emotional Responses to the Disease and Its Management [Abstract]. Arthritis & Rheumatism 66(S11, supplement): S131.

  • 2013 (Jaime Guzman, Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, Susanne M. Benseler, Roberta A. Berard, Rollin Brant, Ciaran M. Duffy, Roman Jurencak, Kiem Oen, Ross E. Petty, Natalie J. Shiff and Lori B. Tucker) What Is the Relative Priority of the ACR Pediatric Core Set Measures for Youth With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and their Parents? [Abstract]. Arthritis & Rheumatism 65(10, supplement): S119-S120.

  • 2012 (Oralia Gómez-Ramírez and Frida García) Vivencias de las mujeres trans: base para la formulación de políticas públicas [Trans Women’s Experiences: the Basis to Formulate Public Policies.] Género y Salud en Cifras 10(2-3): 69-76.

  • 2012 (Oralia Gómez-Ramírez and Tiantian Zheng) Review of Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Media Representation and Public Response, edited by Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba and Ignacio Corona, Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2010. Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies 10: 4pp.

  • 2011 Reflection 5: Racial and Gender Politics in Collaborative Service Learning. In: Charles R. Menzies and Caroline F. Butler. Collaborative Service Learning and Anthropology with Gitxaała Nation. Collaborative Anthropologies 4: 224-234.

  • 2011 The Struggle for Legal Citizenship among Trans Women in Mexico City [Abstract]. Culture, Health & Sexuality 13(supplement 1, July): s94.

  • 2010 (Glen Hearns, Michael C. Klein, William Trousdale, Catherine Ulrich, David Butcher, Christiana Miewald, Ronald Lindstrom, Sahba Eftekhary, Jessica Rosinski, Oralia Gómez-Ramírez and Andrea Procyk) Development of a Support Tool for Complex Decision-Making in the Provision of Rural Maternity Care. Healthcare Policy 5(3): 82-96.

  • 2008 (Oralia Gómez-Ramírez and Luz Verónica Reyes Cruz) Las jóvenes y el feminismo: ¿Indiferencia o compromiso? [Young Women and Feminism: Indifference or Commitment?] Revista Estudos Feministas 16(2): 387-408.   

    • Reprinted in: Debate Feminista 21(41): 43-63, 2010.

  • 2007 Marina, la andariega chicana de Paletitas de guayaba [Marina: The Fond of Walking Chicana of Paletitas de Guayaba.] In: Sociedad y cultura: las múltiples caras de sus fronteras. Pedro J. Chalé and Luis A. Várguez Pasos, editors. Pp. 459-468. Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Arizona State University.

  • 2005 Mujer antropóloga en el campo: un primer acercamiento reflexivo y personal [Woman Anthropologist in the Field: A First Personal and Reflective Approach.] In: X Coloquio de la Experiencia de Campo: Edición Conmemorativa de los 25 años de la Licenciatura en Etnología 1979-2004. David Sámano, coordinator. Pp. 98-107. Mexico: INAH, ENAH.

  • 2003 La influencia del inglés en textos literarios de la frontera México-Estadounidense [The Influence of English on Mexico-US Border Literature.] Fuentes Humanísticas 15(27): 93-101.

Other Publications 
  • 2012 Trans Rights in Mexico and Canada: The Geopolitics of Privilege, Guest contribution to the VP Equity Series on LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, intersex and Two-Spirited) peoples, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Blog, January 24.
    • Reprinted as “Trans Rights in Mexico and Canada: Queering the Geopolitics of Privilege” in: Beyond the Queer Alphabet: Conversations on Gender, Sexuality & Intersectionality, edited by Malinda S. Smith and Fatima Jaffer. Pp. 42-44. Canada: Teaching Equity Matters E-Book Series, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012.
  • 2012 Feminismo anti-carcelario: la crítica de Angela Davis al “complejo industrial de prisiones” [Anti-carceral Feminism: Angela Davis’ Critique to the “Prison Industrial Complex”.] MujeresNet.Info: Información Social y Periodística con Perspectiva de Género #66, February 2012.
  • 2011 (with Frida García) Mujeres trans: discriminación y derechos humanos. [Trans Women: Discrimination and Human Rights.] DFensor: Revista de derechos humanos 9(11, November): 61-64.
  • 2011 El estigma de la puta [Whore Stigma.] MujeresNet.Info: Información Social y Periodística con Perspectiva de Género #61, July-August 2011.
  • 2011 ¿Qué es la transfobia? [What Is Transphobia?] MujeresNet.Info: Información Social y Periodística con Perspectiva de Género #59, May 2011.
  • 2010 Accents, Exclusion and Belonging. The Ubyssey, March 11, XCI(XLVIII): 7.
  • 2007 Swinging Around the Pole: Sexuality, Fitness, and Stripper Stigma in Erotic Dancing Classes. MA Thesis, University of British Columbia, 50pp.
  • 2005 La danza poblacional en nuestros días: cinco ensayos sobre migración [The Population Dance in Our Days: Five Essays on Migration.] BA Thesis, Mexico’s National School of Anthropology and History, 143pp.
  • 2002 La influencia del inglés en textos literarios de la frontera mexicoamericana [The Influence of English on Literary Texts of the Mexico-US Border]. BA Thesis, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 109pp.
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