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Dr David Alvarez, BA, MA, PhD

Dr David Alvarez, BA, MA, PhD Image

University of Gibraltar:

Senior Research Associate
Academic Researcher

Research Background

Dr David Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of English at Grant Valley State University. He has been appointed as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Gibraltar. His area of expertise include comparative topics in African, Latin American, and Middle Eastern Literatures. His interests also lie in Contemporary South African literature in English and Colonialism and post colonialism in Gibraltar. His PhD focused on Ethnic and Third World Literature

Research Interests

Clandestine Mediterranean migration in literature, installation art, and photography/Contemporary cross-Mediterranean migrations in literature, photography, and film Contemporary South African literature in English Colonialism and Postcolonialism in Gibraltar.

Selected Publications

Alvarez, D. (2016).”Unstable Vessels: Small Boats As Emblems of Deaths Foretold and As Harbingers of Better Futures in Figurations Of Irregular Migration Across The Strait of Gibraltar.” Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion, and Survival, edited by Lynda Mannik, Berghahn Books.

Alvarez, D., Hassan.S., Eds. (2013). Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. Special issue on “Baleful Postcoloniality” 36.1, Invited.

Alvarez, D. (2013). Introduction. “Representing Baleful Specters and Uncanny Repetitions: Life Writing and Imperialism’s Afterlives.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, vol. 36 no. 1, pp. 10-26.

Alvarez, D. (2013). “Recording Daily Life in the Margins of History and of the Nation: Rachid Nini’s Diary of a Clandestine Migrant.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, vol. 36 no. 1, pp. 148-179.

Alvarez, D. (2012). “Glimpses of Morocco in the Midwest: the Work of Yto Barrada at Chicago’s Renaissance Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Photography.”

Alvarez, D. (2011). “Teaching Moroccan Literature of Migration.” Teaching Literature from Today’s Middle East, edited by Allen Webb, Routledge, pp. 131-142.

Alvarez, D. (2011).  “Dulcie Longs for the Comfort of the Quotidian: The Place of Everyday Life in Zoe Wicomb’s David’s Story.” Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa, vol. 23 no. 2, pp. 127-136.

Alvarez, D. (2009). “‘Dis poem vex bout apartheid’: Representations of South Africa in West Indian Poetry.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 44, pp. 107-122.