Alvaro Luna

Visiting Assistant Professor, Literature & Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Areas: Comparative Literature ; Literature of Migration and Diasporic Writing; Political Humanities ; Multicultural literature and visual culture (France and the U.S.)

Álvaro Luna-Dubois is a scholar of twentieth and twenty-first-century French and American literature. His research centers on migration and diasporic writing, with an emphasis on U.S. Latinx and Franco-Maghrebi cultures. Working across European, American, North African, and Latin American literary traditions, mainly in French, Arabic, English, Spanish, and hybrid linguistic varieties, his research focuses on 1-the relation of diasporic literature with literary theory and genres, 2-the representation of place and space in literatures of migration and diaspora, 3-the application of migration theories to the study of literature, and 4-how literature and visual art from the Global South respond to migration movements.

Previously, he was a Chateaubriand doctoral research fellow and postdoctoral research fellow of the European Union Research Project DETECt, where he conducted research on the representation of ethnic minority detectives in French and German crime fiction. Dr. Luna-Dubois earned his PhD. in Comparative Literature from the University of California Santa Barbara with a specialization in contemporary French and American Literature. He has taught at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po-Paris), Paris 8 University, University of Limoges, Dunkirk-Tourcoing School of Fine Arts, and the University of California Santa Barbara.


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