Alejandro  Botia

PhD - Spanish


Biography

Alejandro is a Venezuelan journalist who has worked and written for different media entities, such as El Tiempo, of Bogotá, TalCual, of Caracas, and Diario Las Américas, of Miami.  He is also the author of the book Auge y crisis del IV poder, La prensa en democracia (Rise and Crisis of the 4th Estate, The Press in Democracy). After working for more than 10 years in newsrooms and experiencing from close up the  meaningful changes that have taken place in his home country and the region as a whole, Alejandro found in literature a special arena to understand Latin American reality. He is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama, in order to make connections between journalism and literature in the XXI century.

Education

M.A in Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2019.

M.S. in Media and Communication, MTSU, 2017

Teaching Interests

Spanish 201

Research Interests

Alejandro is interested in migrations and polítical change and their effects in the production of writings.