Eugene Alviar


Ph.D. Program




Educational Background

Associate degree of liberal and fine arts - Palo Alto College 2017; Bachelors of Liberal and Fine Arts in History - University of Texas at San Antonio 2019; PhD in History - Southern Methodist University (in progress)


Gene is a first generation college student studying U.S. history, specializing in Queer history in the American South and Southwest in the 20th century. Specifically, he is interested in Texas society during the late 19th and early 20th century. His research seeks to place Queer studies and the Southwest borderlands in the same conversation by examining the development of Latinx Queer identity, within the confines of Mexican American cultural and religious tradition. Additional interests include: Religious studies, Mexican-American studies, Art history, and Political History.