Ramesh was born and raised in southern Ontario, and educated in Canada, the US, England, and France. He taught in Canada, England, and Italy before arriving at Deerfield in 2005. Apart from teaching, he has worked in politics, publishing and film, and had a three-year stint in professional soccer twenty-odd years ago. He speaks Italian and French fluently, and has an ongoing research commitment to twentieth-century European history and the history of the Cold War. He currently teaches Western Civilization and US History.
He lives with his wife, Anna, (a native of Rome and New Hampshire who is trained as an art historian, curator, and librarian) and his children, Claudia and Max, who are the apples of his eye.