Dr David Alvarez is an Professor of English at Grand Valley State University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Gibraltar’s Institute for Gibraltar and Mediterranean Studies. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages the University of Westminster in London, he obtained an MA in Comparative Literature and PhD in English (with an Ethnic and Third World Literature concentration) at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Alvarez has published articles, book chapters, and review essays on a range of topics in anglophone and francophone literatures, particular from South Africa and Morocco. In addition, he has published a translation from the French of a travelogue by Moroccan author, Abdallah Saaf. At present, he is completing a monograph on literary and other representations of unauthorised crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar. Increasingly, Dr. Alvarez has been focusing his attention on the literature of his native Gibraltar, which will be the subject of his next book.