UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN—Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2012—)
- Dual-Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of History
CORNELL SCHOOL OF CRITICISM & THEORY—Ithaca, NY, USA (Summer, 2014)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL—Bristol, United Kingdom (2009—2011)
- Degree: Master of Philosophy in Russian Literature.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO—Chicago, IL, USA (2005—2009)
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literature, graduated w/ honors
ADVISORY BOARDS / ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
- Graduate Student Representative on the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) advisory board (Term: March 2015—March 2017)
- Chief Organizer and Committee President for 19th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF) graduate conference—13-14 March 2015. Conference Title: “LEFTovers: What’s L/left of Literature & Critical Theory in the 21st Century?”
- Seminar Co-organizer, American Comparative Literature Association annual conference (2016). Seminar Title: “The Flâneur, the Mapmaker, and the Nervous System: “Global Mexico” from the Fin de Siècle to the Narco Wars.”
- Founder and Senior Advisor for the Enfield Tennis Academy at the University of Michigan (2016), a literary student organization inspired by the works of David Foster Wallace.
TEACHING / RESEARCH POSITIONS
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in the Department of English Language and Literature—University of Michigan
- Course: ENGLISH 125 (Section 060): Writing and Academic Inquiry. Section Title: “What’s So Funny? Theorizing Comedy, Constructing Argument” (Fall 2013).
- Course: ENGLISH 125 (Section 001): Writing and Academic Inquiry. Section Title: “Theorizing Comedy—Constructing Argument” (Winter 2014).
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in the Department of Comparative Literature—University of Michigan
- Course: COMPLIT 100 (Sections 005 & 006): “Global Sports Cultures.” Instructor: Professor Santiago Colas (Fall 2014).
- Course: COMPLIT 100 (Sections 002 & 006): “Global Vampires.” Instructor: Professor Tatjana Aleksić (Winter 2015).
- Course: COMPLIT 122 (Section 001): Writing World Literatures. Section Title: “The Bug and the Bandana: Comedy and Pain in the Works of Franz Kafka and David Foster Wallace.”
- Course: COMPLIT 122 (Section 003): Writing World Literatures. Section Title: “Welcome to the Monkey House: How Politics Becomes a Reality Show.”
- Course: COMPLIT 122 (Section 201): Writing World Literatures. Section Title: “Welcome to the Monkey House: How Politics Becomes a Reality Show.”
PUBLICATIONS / CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- “A Great Hot Air Balloon: Donald Trump & Fascist Kitsch,” ROAR Magazine, 21 July 2016, https://roarmag.org/essays/donald-trump-fascist-kitch-us-elections/
- “Cashing in on the Culture Wars,” The Baffler, 9 September 2016, http://thebaffler.com/blog/cashing-in-on-culture-wars-alvarez
- “Wish You Were Here: The Virtues of Banality,” Los Angeles Review of Books, 22 September 2016, http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/wish-virtues-banality/
- “The Snarxist Temptation,” The Baffler, 4 October 2016, http://thebaffler.com/blog/the-snarxist-temptation-revolution-alvarez
- “It’s Not Enough to Write What You Know,” Times Higher Education, 6 October 2016, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/its-not-enough-to-write-what-you-know
Bristol Biannual Modern Languages Conference—25 February 2010.
- Presentation Title: “Comic Worlds, Comic Characters in Gogol & Bulgakov”
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature 2014 Annual Graduate Conference—21 February 2014
- Presentation Title: “Left Behind: Communicating Resistance in/beyond Mexico ‘before’ and ‘after’ the State”
Texas A&M University Hispanic Studies Annual Graduate Conference—21 March 2014
- Presentation Title: “A War Cry and a Whisper: Radical Mexican Publications after the Revolution & the Communicative Project of the EZLN”
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Department of Political Science & Women’s Caucus Co-Sponsored Graduate Conference—11 April 2014
- Presentation Title: “Breaking the Habit: Laughter, Rupture, and Embodied Subjectivity”
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference—26-29 March 2015
- Presentation Title: “Mediaesthetics: Rewiring Rancière in Mexico”
Stony Brook University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Conference—4 April 2015
- Presentation Title: “Conditions of Possibility: Media and Magonismo”
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) World History and Literature Initiative (WHALI) Professional Development Workshop—17-19 June 2015
- Presentation Title: “Mexico Doesn’t Interest Me”
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference—17-20 March 2016
- Presentation Title: “Inside the Exocerebrum: Media and the Mexican Mind”
FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS
- Rackham Merit Fellowship (2012-2017)—Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
- International Institute Individual Fellowship (Summer 2013)—University of Michigan
- Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2014)
- University Honors—the University of Chicago
- Odyssey Scholarship—the University of Chicago
- Dean’s List—the University of Chicago