Marina M. Álvarez Guerrero
Marina M. Álvarez (ella/she/her) is a graduate student of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds an MA in Spanish Language and Literatures from Loyola University Chicago, and BA degrees in Global Studies and Spanish. She has also lived and studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With an interdisciplinary background in Latin American Literature, Gender and Women's Studies, Sociology, Critical Race Studies, and Art, she researches graffiti as resistance in the Latin American urban sphere. Her MA project will focus on graffiti as a tool amidst gender violence (feminicide) in Mexico and Native displacement and sovereignty in Chile. As a critical arts administrator and educator, she looks forward to developping programs for intercultural awareness and stronger forms of representation.