About

Mexington is a running account of fieldnotes from my community engagement with local Latinos in and around the Lexington, Kentucky region.

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. I was born and raised in Safford, Arizona, lived in Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, New York City, and now Lexington. I earned my Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in May 2012. My research focuses on the literacy and language practices of Mexican immigrant families.

You can find my poetry at http://www.stevenpaulalvarez.com

steven.alvarez@uky.edu

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