Assistant Professor of Spanish
- School of Modern Languages
- Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Dr. Paul Alonso, an Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Tech, holds a Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. His book “Satiric TV in the Americas” (Oxford University Press, 2018) is a pioneer study on the convergence of journalism, entertainment, satire, politics and popular culture in Latin America. Alonso’s research has also appeared in journals such as the Bulletin of Latin American Research, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, and included in edited collections. A Peruvian journalist and author, he has published in some of the most prestigious newspapers in Spanish (such as El País and El Nuevo Herald), and in diverse international magazines. He is the author of three books of fiction and has hosted a weekly interview show in Peru. Before joining Georgia Tech, Alonso was also a staff member of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. He is currently the director of Polivision, a bilingual and multimedia outlet based in Atlanta that covers Latin(o) American and Global Cultures.
- Ph.D. in Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2012.
- M.A. Journalism and Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2007.
- B.A. Liberal Arts and Humanities, Major in Literature and Linguistics. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. 1996 – 2002
- Digital Media
- Literary and Cultural Studies
- Media Studies
- Latin America and Caribbean
- LMC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
- SPAN-3111: Composition I
- SPAN-3211: Spain Today
- SPAN-3235: Latin America Today
- SPAN-3300: Satire & Media Americas
- SPAN-3590: Issues in Andean Devmt
- SPAN-3592: Andean Culture Commerce
- SPAN-3690: Commerce Sustain Commun
- SPAN-3691: Bus Comm& Correspondence
- SPAN-3694: Seminar Abroad
- SPAN-4360: Covering LatinX Culture
- SPAN-6360: Covering LatinX Culture
- Peruvian Infotainment: From Fujimori’s media dictatorship to democracy’s satire
- Sacha Baron Cohen and Da Ali G Show: A Critique on Identity in Times of Satiric Infotainment.
- Satiric Infotainment in Mexico: The case of Brozo, el Payaso Tenebroso.
- The Impact of Media Spectacle on Peruvian Politics: The Case of Jaime Bayly’s El Francotirador.
- Barcelona: la ácida prensa argentina.
- Prensa cosmopolita: Etiqueta Negra y el Malpensante.
- The Clinic: La nueva prensa satírica de Chile.