Department of Radio-Television-Film
Signature Course – History of World Cinema
Dr. Ramírez Berg is the author of Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance, Cinema of Solitude: A Critical Study of Mexican Film ,1967-1983, as well as Cine Mexicano: Posters from the Golden Age, 1936-1956.
In addition, he has written many articles on Latinos in U.S. films and on Mexican cinema, as well as articles for the World Film Encyclopedia, The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States.
He writes screenplays, has published fiction, poetry, and co-authored a children’s book, The Gift of the Poinsettia with Chicana poet Pat Mora (Arte Público Press/U. of Houston, 1995). From 1991-1994 he served on the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema Studies. He is a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Film Society, and served as its president from 2001-2003.
He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 1997-1998. Ramírez Berg is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (1996) and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 1999-2000 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship the 2003 Piper Professor Award, awarded by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation “for outstanding academic and scholarly achievement and for dedication to the teaching profession,” and the 2004 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at The University of Texas at Austin.
He regularly teaches courses in film history and criticism, as well as screenwriting and narration in film.