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Li Yun Alvarado

Li Yun Alvarado
Graduate Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate, English 

Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Li Yun Alvarado

M.A. in English with Writing Concentration, Fordham University  
Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies, Fordham University  
B.A. in Sociology and Spanish, Yale University

research Interest
Contemporary American Literature, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Creative Writing.

Presentations at professional national or international conferences

Panel Organizer and Presenter: “Performing Resistance and Resistance as Performance in Alina Troyano’s Work.” Panel: “Migration and Empire: Cultural Expressions of the Caribbean Diasporas.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present and Future. San Juan, PR. 18 Nov. 2012.  “Latina Poets in New York: Nuyoriqueña and Chicana poets Re-Examine the Puerto Rican Crowd.” Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial: Boricuas and other Border Crossers: Of Diasporas and Latinidades. Albany, New York. 26 Oct. 2012.  Roundtable Chair and Presenter: “Creative Online: de Salinas al Mundo” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference. Washington, DC. 5 Feb. 2011.  Roundtable Chair and Panelist: “Poder Al Que Pasa: Traditions of Resistance in the Poetry of Puerto Rico and the Diaspora.” Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial: Cuerpos vigilados y castigados: Resistance and Empowerment in the Body Rican. Hartford, CT. 23 Oct. 2010.  Chair and Panelist:  Paper: “Araceli Girmay's 'Ode to the Watermelon:' Influences and Implications.” Panel: “Drawing New Boundaries: A Sketch of Poetry in the Twenty-First Century.” Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial: Cartographies of Identities: Puerto Rico(ans) in the XXIst Century. San Juan, PR. 1 Oct. 2008.

Related Professional Experience

Aspects of Leadership. Facilitator, Prep for Prep, 2005-2012.  Poets Out Loud at Fordham University. Graduate Assistant. New York, NY. 2008 – 2011.    Immigrant New York. Faculty Director, History Makers at Fordham, July 2010.   Collage and Found Poetry. Workshop Facilitator, Acentos Writers Workshops, January 2010.   A Historical Context for Nuyorican Poetry. Faculty, History Makers at Fordham, July 2009.  Prep for Prep. College Counselor. New York, NY. 2005 – 2008.  English Teacher. Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, 2004 – 2005.   The Steppingstone Foundation. Asst. Dean of Admissions, Preparation and Placement. Boston, MA. 2002 – 2004

Other awards, honors, and/or activities 

Academic Honors: Fordham University Research Support Travel Grant.  Fordham University Research Fellowship, 2012 – 2013.    Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society.  Writing Honors: Honorable Mention: Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, Spring 2012.  Finalist: ONSQU Blogtest, December 2011.  Recipient: Academy of American Poets University Prize, Spring 2009.

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