Graduate Student Bio

Alejandro, or Ale, was born in Madrid, Spain. He earned his BA in English and his MA in American Studies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and is now a third year PhD student in English with a concentration in American Studies.

Alejandro's work lies at the intersection between the environmental humanities, Black and Black Diaspora studies, and queer and trans* theory. More specifically, Alejandro is interested in the interaction between afropessimism, queer and trans* futurity, and the violence of (post-/para-)Humanist, Anthropocenic and Capitalocenic formulations in narratives depicting the end of the world.

Alejandro has also been an educator for close to a decade. Apart from his current position as a TA in the English department, Ale has taught at the primary and secondary levels back in Spain, as a Spanish language and literature TA in Williams College, and has been a professor of Writing at Thrive Scholars for two years.

He owes everything he has to his maternal grandparents, Genoveva and Pepe.