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Grace Alvino


The Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing Seminars (2016)

Research and Teaching Interests

20th and 21st century literature, media studies, cultural studies, political theory, women’s and gender studies, critical race studies

Awards and Service

President, Graduate English Students Association at The University of Virginia (2019-2020)
The University of Virginia Summer Research Grant (2019)
Grant awarded for archival dissertation research at the California Historical Society, the GLBT Historical Society, and the Freedom Archives in San Francisco
The Chaffee Family Scholarship for Excellence in the Writing Seminars (2016)
The Johns Hopkins English Department Prize for Best Senior Essay (2016)
Phi Beta Kappa (2016)
The Johns Hopkins Writing Center Undergraduate Tutor of the Year (2014-2015)

Invited Presentations and Conferences

Featured Speaker, Humanities Week at The University of Virginia (2019)
“Social Media and White Supremacy: Irony in the Age of Disinformation”
The University of Virginia Far Right and Antiracism Conference (2019)
“Violent Ironies: How White Supremacists Con Online Journalism”

Teaching Experience and Academic Employment

Instructor, The University of Virginia
Writing and Critical Inquiry: Reality TV (Spring 2018, Fall 2019)
Writing and Critical Inquiry: Adaptation (Fall 2017)
Instructor, Summer Medical Leadership Program at The University of Virginia Medical School (Summer 2019)
Teaching Assistant, The University of Virginia
Global Cultural Studies (Spring 2019)
History of Literatures in English I: From Beowulf to Thomas Jefferson (Fall 2018)
Research Assistant to Caroline Rody, The University of Virginia (Summer and Fall 2018)
Tutor, The Johns Hopkins University Writing Center (2013-2016)

Selected Prose and Poetry Publications

“My Mother Was a Girl Teen in the 1970s,” in The Puritan (forthcoming fall 2019)
Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s 2019 Family Matters contest
“My Girlfriend is Now a Ghost and She Lives in the Charlottesville Kroger,” in After the Pause (forthcoming fall 2019)
“I Don’t Want to Ask What’s in the Cream Cheese,” in SCUM (forthcoming fall 2019)
“Fever Dream,” in The Sewanee Theological Review (2017)
“Street Music,” in The Hopkins Review (2016)
“Fur,” in The Hopkins Review (2015)
“Honest Work,” in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry (2015)
“The Poet Prays to Her Muse for Forgiveness,” in Chagrin River Review (2014)


Spanish: Proficient in reading, writing, speaking
Italian: Proficient in reading, writing