Ramsey McGlazer completed a Ph.D. in comparative literature and critical theory at UC Berkeley in 2015. He studies Italian, English, and Latin American literature and culture and writes about poetry and poetics, film, theories of education, and critiques of modernity.
Ramsey is working on a book based on his dissertation, co-winner in 2016 of the Charles Bernheimer Prize, awarded by the American Comparative Literature Association. The book considers a series of attempts to reinvent “the old school” in the twentieth century.
Ramsey has taught at Bard College, Brown, MIT, the Rhode Island School of Design, and San Quentin State Prison with the Prison University Project, as well as at UC Berkeley. In Fall 2017, he is teaching Italian Studies R5B, Section 1 and Italian Studies 170. He also works as a Postdoctoral Scholar with the newly established International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs.