Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr.

Parkmill Building 221




Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr.

Assistant Professor

PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies

Doctoral Emphasis: Feminist Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014



Gender and sexuality studies, queer of color theory, Jotería Studies, queer migrations, Chican@ and Latinx aesthetics and popular culture, performance, queer and feminist geographies, queer oral histories and archives, and decolonial pedagogy

Scholarly Projects

I am currently working on a book manuscript titled Finding Sequins in the Rubble: Mapping Queer Latinx Los Angeles, a feminist oral history and archival project that charts LGBTQ immigrant, Chican@ and Latinx memories, activism, and culture in Los Angeles. I look at nightclubs, protests, performances, literature, and physical and ephemeral sites of memory. My second major project is on queer, trans, and feminist fans of controversial Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi. I am interested in how and why Trevi's trajectory, music, and performances have influenced her fans in the US and Latin America, and across generations. Both of these projects engage self-making and queer world-making processes for jotería and other queer people of color as they negotiate homophobia, transphobia, racism, xenophobia, and neoliberal policies.

My scholarship, creative projects, and community engagement are informed and enriched through my leadership in the Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship AJAAS.

Courses this year:

WS 381: Queer of Color Theorizing

UNST: Gender & Sexualities 

UNST:  Design & Society