CURRICULUM VITAE
Donald Ramos
Professor of History Emeritus
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Office Address:

Department of History
Cleveland State University
Cleveland Ohio 44115
Telephone: (216) 687-3925/3920

E-mail: d.ramos@csuohio.edu

home page: http://academic.csuohio.edu/dramos

Major Field: Latin American History(Brazil)

Academic Degrees:

B.A. University of Massachusetts, l964
Ph.D University of Florida, l972

Experience:

2008 Professor Emeritus
2007 Retired
1995-2002 Chair, Department of History
1994 Interim Chair, Department of History
1993-95 Assistant Provost for International Programs
1991 Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Visiting Fulbright Lecturer)
1991 Cleveland State University, Professor
l984-93 Cleveland State University, Director of International Programs
l978-8l Cleveland State University, Director of First College
l976-91 Cleveland State University, Associate Professor
l972-75 Cleveland State University, Assistant Professor
l97l-72 Cleveland State University, Instructor

Dissertation Title:

A Social History of Ouro Preto: Stress of Dynamic Urbanization in Colonial Brazil, l695-l726.

Publications:

"Teias sagrados: o lugar do compadrio na vida espiritual de Vila Rica no século de ouro," Varia História. November, 2004.

"Casamento e família no mundo ibero-americano: imposição e reação". População e Família, n. 5, 2003, p. 227-253.

"A luta pela alma: conflito espiritual em Minas Gerais durante o século XVIII," Oficina do Inconfidência: revista de trabalho 2:1 (December 2001): 13-46.

"Bigamia e valores sociais e culturais no Brasil colonial: o caso de Manuel Lourenço Flores e o seu contexto histórico," Forthcoming. Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva (ed.). Sexualidade, familia e religiao na colonizacao do Brasil. Lisboa: Livros Horizontes, 2001: 113-124.

"A luta pelo domínio da identidade durante o século XVIII: construção e deconstrução mineira," Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva. De Cabral a Pedro I: aspectos da colonização portuguesa no Brasil. Porto: Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, 2001: 219-234.

"Gossip, Scandal and Popular Culture in Golden Age Brazil" Journal of Social History 33: 4 (Summer, 2000): 887-912.

"O Códice Costa Matoso: reflexões," trans. Pedro Francisco Gasparini. Varia Historia Número Especial: Códice Costa Matoso 21 (July 1999): 17-32.

"Social Studies in Ohio," with William Jenkins. Ohio Academy of History Newsletter 30, 1(Winter 1999): 1-3.

"Influência africana e a cultura popular em Minas Gerais: um comenário sobre a interpretação da escravidão," in Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva (ed.). Brasil: colonização e escravidão. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Nova Fronteira, 2000: 142-162.

"O quilombo e o sistema escravista em Minas Gerais do século desoito" in João José Reis and Flávio dos Santos Gomes (eds.), Liberdade por um fio: história dos quilombos no Brasil. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1996): 164-192.

"A Voz Popular e cultura popular no Brasil do seculo XVIII," in Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva (ed.), Cultura portuguesa na Terra de Santa Cruz. Lisbon: Editora Estampa, 1995: 137-154.

"Minas Gerais," "Vila Rica," "Pardo," "Mineração." Entries for the Dicionário da colonização portuguesa no Brasil. Coordinated by Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva.(Lisbon: Verbo, 1994).

"From Minho to Minas: The Portuguese Roots of the Brazilian Family," Hispanic American Historical Review 73:4(November 1993): 639-662.

"Conspiracy of Tailors," "Xica da Silva," "Emboabas," "Tiradentes," "Inconfidencia Mineira," and "Color Terms." Entries for the Encyclopedia of Latin American History. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons).

"Single and Married Women in Vila Rica, Brazil: 1754-1838," Journal of Family History 16:3(1991): 261-282.

"Mulher e família em Vila Rica do Ouro Preto, 1754-1838," Proceedings. Conference on the Population History of Latin America, International Association for the Scientific Study of Population. História e população: estudos sobre a América Latina. Sao Paulo: ABEP, 1990: pp. 154-163.

"União consensual e a família no século XIX-Minas Gerais, Brasil," Estudos Económicos(Sao Paulo) 20:3(September-December 1990): 381-405.

"Integrating Computers into the Classroom,"(co-authored with Robert Wheeler) The History Teacher 22,2(February, 1989), 177-188.

"Human Rights in Nicaragua," in Neil Snarr ed. Sandinista Nicaragua (Ann Harbor, 1989).

"Slavery in Brazil: A Case Study of Diamantina, Brazil" The Americas (1988), 47-59.

"Community, Control and Acculturation: A Case Study of Slavery in Eighteenth Century Brazil," The Americas (April 1986), 419-451.

Translation of Karl Wiese, Travels in the Zambeze, ed. Harry Langworthy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983.

"An Ohio Yankee at the Court of Dom Pedro II," (co-authored with Alan Peskin), The Americas (April,1982), 497-514.

"Bibliography of Literature on Marriage and the Family in Latin America," History of the Family and Kinship: A Select International Bibliography. ed. Gerald L. Soliday et. al. Millwood, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1980.

"Vila Rica: Profile of a Colonial Brazilian City," The Americas, (April l979).

"City and Country: The Family in Minas Gerais, l804-l838," The Journal of Family History (December l978), 36l-375.

"A estrutura demográfica de Minas Gerais as vésperas de independência," Anuário do Museu da Inconfidência, 4 (l978), 4l-58.

"Social Revolution Frustrated: The Conspiracy of the Tailors in Bahia, l798," Luso-Brazilian Review, l3, l (Summer l976, 74-90).

"Marriage and the Family in Colonial Vila Rica, Brazil," The Hispanic American Historical Review, 2 (May l975), 200-225.

Papers/Conferences:

"The Resistance of Persistance," University of Akron. April 28, 2005.

"The Good Death in Colonial Brazil," Life and Death in the African Diaspora: A Celebration of the Humanities. Cleveland. April 23, 2005.

"Latin America in the Social Studies Curriculum," A Workshop for Teachers. Cuyahoga Community College - West. October 2000

"O Dilema Americano e Estudos Brasileiros," Brazilian Studies Association, International Conference, Recife, June 20, 2000

"O Ensino do/pelo 'Outro,'" Associação Brasileira de Estudos Americanos. Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi. June 15, 2000.

"The NCSS Standards and Ohio State Licensure for History Teachers" Discussant. Ohio Academy of History. Otterbein College. April 29, 2000

"A luta pelo domínio da identidade durante o século XVIII" Coloquio Internacional: De Cabral a Pedro I. Lisbon, March 29-31, 2000

"The Problem of Periodization in World History," Ohio Academy of World History, University of Dayton, April 1998.

"Bigamia e valores sociais e culturais no Brasil colonial: o caso de Manuel Lourenço Flores e o seu contexto histórico," International Conference on Sexuality and the Catholic Church. Lisboa. November 1998.

"Social History and the City: Curricular Implications," Ohio Academy of History, Dennison University, April 1997.

"Influência africana e a cultura popular na formação da sociedade brasileira," Colóquio International 'Brasil: Colonização e Escravidão,' November 1996.

"Sexuality and the Catholic Church in XVIII Brazil," Brazilian Studies Association International Conference, Minneapolis, May 1995.

"The Voz Popular and Popular Culture in Eighteenth Century Brazil," Conference on the Portuguese Impact on Brazil, Lisbon, November 1994.

"Provocations: Images of Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century Brazil," Latin American Studies Association, Atlanta, April, 1994

"The Portuguese Background to the Brazilian Family," International Conference on The History of Marriage and the Family in Western Society, May 13-16, 1992, Ottawa, Canada

"Consensual Unions and the Family in Minas Gerais, Brazil," Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association, November 16-19, 1989, Washington, D.C.

"Female and Family in Vila Rica do Ouro Preto, 1754-1838," Conference on the Population History of Latin America, International Association for the Scientific Study of Population, July 2-6, 1989, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Chosen for publication in Proceedings.

Chair. Panel on Political Authority, Social Control, and Urban Groups in Latin America. Annual Conference of the American Historical Association. December 1988.

"Researching Latin America: Adventures and Misadventures." Annual Meeting of the Association of Law Librarians, July, 1987.

Discussant. The Undeclared War on Nicaragua: The Direct Attack. International Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 1987.

"The Non-White Family in Minas Gerais, l804-l838." The Organization of American Historians Meeting, April, l978.

"The Traditional Mineiro Family: The Adoptive Houseful, l804-l838." The American Historical Association Meeting, December 30, l977.

"Mines to Fields: The Mineiro Family in Socio-Economic Context, Social History of the Family in Latin America Project, sponsored by the Social Sciences Research Council's Joint Committee on Latin American Studies, Cuernavaca, Mexico, October 23-24, l977.

"Slavery and the Church: Control and Acculturation in Colonial Brazil," Kent State University, May 24, l977.

"The Family in Colonial Minas Gerais," Latin American Studies Association meeting, November l4, l974.

Work in Progress:

Monograph on Brazilian colonial popular culture
Family and Identity




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