Luis Ramos is a scholar whose research primarily focuses on the cultures of enlightened governance and sociability in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. His forthcoming book manuscript examines how Jesuits from colonial Mexico progressively crafted a revolutionary language of universal rights during their exilic residence in the Papal States.
In keeping with his recent scholarship, his teaching interests include the following overlapping areas of inquiry: the Enlightenment in Southern Europe and Latin America; literature and print culture in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions; race, gender and religion in medieval Iberia and colonial Mexico; slavery and abolitionist fiction; and early modern political theory. His most recent publications have appeared in Colonial Latin American Review, Katholische Aufklärung in Europa und Nordamerika and Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment.
A recipient of several external fellowships and grants, he was recently awarded an Innovative Course Design Award from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for a seminar entitled, “The Politics of Enlightenment in Southern Europe and its Atlantic Colonies,” which he taught at NYU Paris in the fall of 2019.