Grace Alvino


Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, The University of Virginia (expected 2022)
Dissertation: “Radical Media, Radical Culture: Technology and Social Change in Post-’45 America”
Master of Arts in English Literature, The University of Virginia (2019)
Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing Seminars (awarded with highest honors), The Johns Hopkins University (2016)

Research and Teaching Interests

20th and 21st century literature, Digital Humanities, American studies, media studies, cultural studies, women’s and gender studies, African-American literature

Awards, Fellowships and Service

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2021-22)
All-University Graduate Teaching Award (2020-21)
Praxis Program Fellow in the UVA Scholars Lab (2020-21)
Member of the Teaching Hard Literature Project, a collaboration between the University of Virginia’s Center for Liberal Arts and the Southern Poverty Law Center (2020-21)
PhD+ English Department Liaison to the Association of American Universities’ PhD Education Initiative (2020-21)
ABD and Career Development Representative for the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia (2020-21) 
Bradley Fellow, The Bradley Foundation (summer 2020) 
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Fellowship (awarded for summer 2020, postponed due to COVID-19)
President of the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia (2019-20)
Graduate Research Fellow in the Power, Violence and Inequality Collective at the University of Virginia (2019-20)
The University of Virginia Summer Research Grant (2019)
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 (2014-15)

Invited Presentations and Conferences

Featured Speaker, Humanities Week at the University of Virginia, sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture (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 Employment

Communications Team Intern, The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (summer 2021-present)
Instructor of Record, The University of Virginia
English Literature: Narratives of American Nostalgia (spring 2020)
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 (2018)
Tutor, The Johns Hopkins University Writing Center (2013-16)

Selected Prose and Poetry Publications

“Wunderkind,” in Grist (2020)
“My Mother Was a Girl Teen in the 1970s,” in The Puritan (2019)
Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s 2019 Family Matters contest 
“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)


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