Instructor of Spanish
360C Gilbert Hall
Office Hours: 
MWF - 3:30 - 4:30PM and by appointment.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

M.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; 

B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia. 

Research Interests: Latin American cultural, literary and political history; art history of the Americas, visual culture, media studies, literature and art of the Andes, Colombian contemporary literature, and popular culture. 

Dr. Alvarez-Jaimes is a committed educator and artist. He has an extensive international experience, teaching in the US, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Colombia and Costa Rica, where he participates with UGA's Office of International Education as one of its two faculty members leading the Latin American and Caribbean Studies summer program at UGA's campus in Monteverde. He serves as a mentor for one of the department's teaching assistants. His current research focuses on social movements and the analysis of political discourses, addressing the instrumental role official discourses play in the construction of peripheral identities, and the perceptions of space, otherness, and nationhood. In his free time, Dr. Alvarez-Jaimes enjoys drawing and painting and has participated in several collective exhibits in Mexico, Colombia, and Belize (where he won a Nationwide Student Art Competition in 2005). He reads cities as texts in which murals and graffiti and music are part of a narrative about space, incorporating his other passion -Art- into his academic inquiry. 

Courses Taught:

•   SPAN 4080: “Narcos, corridos, telenovela y hip hop: Cultura y Literatura de Latinoamérica”. UGA Costa Rica, Summer 2016.
•   LACS 4091: “Practicum in Latin America”. UGA Costa Rica, Summer 2016.
•   SPAN 3040: “Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Cultures”. UGA Costa Rica, Summer 2016.
•   SPAN 3030: “Introduction to Literature”. Athens, Fall 2016.
•   SPAN 3020: “Advanced Composition through Literature and Film”. Athens, Spring 2016.
•   SPAN 3010: “Advanced Conversation and Composition”. Athens, Spring 2016.
•   SPAN 2002: “Intermediate Spanish II”. Athens, Fall 2015.
•   SPAN 1110: “Accelerated Elementary Spanish”. Athens, Fall 2015, 2016.