Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr. is an interdisciplinary scholar and writer. He is an Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State, University, Fullerton. He obtained a BA and MA in Spanish from California State University, Northridge, and an MA and PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include Chicanx and Latinx aesthetics, performance, and popular culture, queer oral histories, Los Angeles queer histories, Jotería Studies and Sound Studies. His academic and creative work has been published in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Revista Bilingüe/Bilingual Review, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Sounding Out! The Sound Studies Blog. He is currently working on a book about queer Latinx Los Angeles and on a collection of essays and poems about growing up queer in a Cuban and Mexican family in the San Fernando Valley in California.