Political Science

Alberto Alcaraz Escarcega


Alberto is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate specializing in political theory. His research focuses on how discourses and regimes of knowledge constitute our various identities and subjectivities, and how discursive struggles over identity - such as gender-, race-, and class-based struggles - mediate political action. Alberto received his BA degree with honours in political science from the University of British Columbia (UBC). His undergraduate thesis explored the politics of language and identity in hip-hop and the notion of hip-hop as a vehicle for emancipatory self-identities. Alberto also holds a Masters of Arts degree in political science from UBC. His Masters' thesis investigated the role that Mexican primary school history textbooks had in constituting and sedimenting the state-sponsored, hegemonic Mexican national identity.