Alex consults and collaborates with faculty, students and librarians at Columbia University in the use of technology in research, pedagogy and scholarly communications. Current projects include the Developing Librarian, the Open Syllabus Project, Around DH in 80 Days and other initiatives at the intersection of technology and the humanities. He is currently vice-chair of Global-Outlook::Digital-Humanities (GO::DH) and the organizer of the THATCamp Caribe series.
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Alex came to the United States in the 1990’s. He finished his B.A. degree at Florida International University where he was lucky enough to encounter some of the best mentors anyone can hope for. After FIU, he went on to earn his PhD from the English Department at the University of Virginia, where he was also a fellow of the Scholars’ Lab, NINES and the Praxis Program. His doctoral and ongoing research focuses on the textual condition of Aimé Césaire’s literary output. He started his professional post at Columbia in August, 2012.
The means of production, reproduction and distribution of knowledge in the humanities; social justice and dance; legology; repetition; the infinite library; small data; manic states; anti-colonialism; pirates and tinkerers.