Alejandra Márquez, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish

Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American literature, queer/cuir studies in Latin America, contemporary Mexican chronicle, gendered narratives of northern Mexico, gender identity and transgressions, depictions of state-sponsored violence, and Latinx literature and culture.

Campus Address: Wells Hall B-363

Email: amarquez@msu.edu

Relevant Links: Website


Alejandra Márquez is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. She also has an M.A. in Spanish from Texas A&M International University. Her research interests span a wide range of topics, including contemporary Latin American literature, queer/cuir studies in Latin America, contemporary Mexican chronicle, gendered narratives of northern Mexico, gender identity and transgressions, depictions of state-sponsored violence, and Latinx literature and culture. She has published articles in academic journals such as Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, Chasqui, iMex, and the Latin American Literary Review. She has also published a book chapter on gender violence in northern Mexico in the edited collection Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus literaturas armadas. Her current book project focuses on representations of lesbian desire in contemporary Mexican literature.