Mike Alvarez

Dr. Mike Alvarez

Former Executive Committee Diversity Chair (2020-2021)

Mike Alvarez is Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar in the Department of Communication. Broadly speaking, his research examines communication about suicide and end of life in interpersonal and mediated contexts. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Paradox of Suicide and Creativity, and has completed a memoir, The Color of Dusk. In his spare time, Mike enjoys reading sci-fi and transgressive queer literature, playing survival horror video games, and playing with his two newly adopted kittens. 

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