J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design
Alejandro Tirado has been teaching classes at RISD on Latino studies and American government since January 2017. This coming fall 2017, he will start working as an assistant professor on government and race relations in America at RISD. Prior to this position he was the research director at the Latino Policy Institute. He has also taught courses on American politics and the challenges of democracy at Roger Williams University, Bristol campus. He is the coauthor of the book Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation. He’s a guest reviewer for the Poverty and Social Protection Conference organized by the Tomorrow People Organization. He was born and raised in Mexico where he completed his master studies and worked as a lecturer at top Mexican universities. Then he lived in Texas for eight years, where he completed his doctoral studies and got his first job as a professor in an American university. In 2015 he moved to Rhode Island and now considers Providence his home. He has volunteered at DORCAS International Institute in the refugee program and citizenship clinics. He enjoys cooking, particularly when experimenting with new recipes, and he also finds joy doing outdoor activities.
- PhD Public Policy and Political Economy | University of Texas at Dallas
- MS Economics | Universidad de Guadalajara
- BA Economics | Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara