Sara P. Alvarez receives the 2018 Guy Stevenson Award
Ph.D. Candidate Sara P. Alvarez
Sara P. Alvarez will receive the 2018 Guy Stevenson Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. Alvarez is an English Ph.D. candidate at the University of Louisville and a Multilingual Writing Fellow at Queens College, City University of New York.
Named after a former dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, the Stevenson Award is presented to a doctoral degree recipient who excels in scholarship, leadership, and other areas within their discipline. As part of this honor, Alvarez will carry the banner of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (May 11) and during Commencement (May 12). In addition, she will deliver an address during the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
Alvarez's qualitative research focuses on the multilingual and academic writing practices of “self-outed” undocumented young adults in the South and New York City. Alvarez’s past research ethnographically examined the multilingual social media literacy practices among second-generation Latin@ youth and their transnational families in Kentucky. Alvarez has previously been the winner of the 2017 Chairs' Memorial Scholarship at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) and the 2015 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). She is also co-recipient of the 2015 Research Initiative Award from CCCC. Alvarez's publications have appeared in the journals Equity and Excellence in Education and The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, among others.