Christian Alvarado

Summer GSI Peer Support Team (2022, 2023); Graduate Pedagogy Fellow in History of Consciousness (2021)

Christian Alvarado (he/him/his) is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Consciousness Department with a designated emphasis in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. His research focuses on the history and historiography of the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya, and explores the ways in which this event was embedded in meaning-making processes across the African continent, and indeed across the globe. He has taught courses in the history of education and pedagogical theory at San Jose State University and has served on teaching teams in History of Consciousness, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Feminist Studies at UCSC. At CITL, he has been a 2021 Graduate Pedagogy Fellow and a 2022 Peer Support Team member. Christian has a firm grounding in pedagogical theory and methods that he hopes will help him to serve as a useful resource for GSIs teaching in the summer. He looks forward to not only supporting this amazing group of instructors and courses, but also continuing to develop his own pedagogical approaches and skillsets in collaboration with others.