AboutMarisol Ramos is currently the Subject Librarian for Chicana/o Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been part of several writing projects, from the coauthoring of a book about creating an archival program with limited resources to collaborating in several book chapters about archives and access to cultural heritage, and issues of diversity and inclusion in libraries and archives. Some of her works are the co-author book, Building a Successful Archival Programme: A Practical Approach, the co-authored book chapters,“Puerto Rico’s archival traditions in the context of colonialism,” in Decolonizing the Caribbean Record: An Archives Reader and “Identity and Inclusion in the Archives: Challenges of Documenting One’s Own Community” in Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion. More recently she published in 2018 the article, “La visión de la nación puertorriqueña dentro del marco del romanticismo, el cosmopolitismo y la modernidad de Alejandro Tapia y Rivera” in Caribbean Studies.
She has also collaborated in digital humanities projects such as the Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project, which document the granting of U.S. citizen to Puerto Rican with Prof. Charles Venator-Santiago (UConn) and the #RickyRenuncia Project, her current project, where she coordinated the work of a team of Puerto Rican archivists and programmers to create a Visual Storytelling project to document the massive protests that occured in Puerto Rico and around the world in 2019 against the then governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló.
- B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (1993)
- M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from University at Albany (1997)
- M.L.I.S. with a concentration in archival studies from UCLA (2001)
- She is currently an ABD doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut’s Spanish Studies program.
ProjectsHer current project is finishing her dissertation on the influences of Cosmopolitanism and First-Wave Feminism in the writing of the 19th Century Puerto Rican writer, Alejandro Tapia y Rivera.