Visiting Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022)
Alan Pelaez Lopez is an interdisciplinary writer, visual artist, and theorist from Oaxaca, México. In their poetic and visual work, Alan attends to questions of Black futures, trans kinship, and Indigenous (un)belonging. Their theoretical writing excavates and addresses the intimate relationship between settler-colonialism, forced migration, and the global circuit of anti-Black violence. They are the author of "Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien" (The Operating System, 2020), which was a finalist for the International Latino Book Award, and "to love and mourn in the age of displacement" (Nomadic Press, 2020). Alan’s writing can be found in Teen Vogue, Best American Experimental Writing, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Georgia Review, and others.