Alán José graduated summa cum laude from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a Licenciatura in Hispanic Languages & Literatures before moving to the University of California, Berkeley to complete his education. While at UC Berkeley, Alán obtained his Masters in Public Policy with an emphasis on cultural institutions and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Language and Literatures. Since then, Alán has taught courses in literature and cultural studies, language, and economics throughout the United States, México, and France. His teaching and research emphasizes his interest in comparative cultural institutions, cultural economics, aesthetics and technology. Alán’s research has been featured in books, conference addresses, and peer reviewed journals throughout the Americas. He has received several prestigious fellowships and awards including a Fulbright scholarship, and a national monograph award for his book on Salvador Elizondo’s Farabeuf. Because of his research, Alán was appointed head of the advisory board of the Mexican Council for Culture and the Arts and cultural attaché to the European Union.
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