Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., is a Chicano Cubano born in East LA and raised in North Hollywood, California. He is Assistant Professor in the Africana and Latino Studies
Department at SUNY Oneonta. He received his Ph.D. in Chicana and Chicano Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds an MA in Chicana and Chicano Studies, also from UCSB, and a BA and MA in Spanish from California State University, Northridge. Dr. Alvarez’s research interests include queer Latina/o performance and popular culture, queer oral history, queer migrations, Los Angeles Studies, SWAPA (Spoken WordArt Performance as Activism) and decolonial consciousness. He has been published in the Oral History Review, Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and in the anthology, Queer in Aztlan: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out. His forthcoming publications include poetry and prose in Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano and Chicano Poetry and Queer Chicana/o, Xicana/o Spiritualities Anthology both by Kórima Press. He is working on an essay on Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi and her queer Latina/o fandom, an edited anthology on queer LGBTQ immigrant experiences, and a book project about, based on his dissertation, “Space, Identity and Memory in Queer Brown Los Angeles: Finding Sequins in the Rubble.” In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Alvarez is also a spoken word performer and creative writer.
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