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Nikolai A Alvarado

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Contact Information

NHB 2028, MC-150, 1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Migrant Urbanism

South-South Migration

Urban Informality

Environmental Justice in Cities of the Global South

Urban Infrastructures





Ph.D., University of Denver
M.A., University of Denver
B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Courses Taught

GEOG 106 - Geographies of Globalization

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Geography and Geographic Information Science

Recent Publications

Alvarado, N. A. (2021). Political Infrastructures, Infrastructures of Citizenship! Self-Installed Urban Services and the Incremental Acquisition of Rights by Nicaraguan Migrants in Costa Rica.. Manuscript in preparation.

Alvarado, N. A. (2021). Shitty Citizenships, Trashy Politics: Migrant Spaces, Racism, and Street Politics in Costa Rica.. Manuscript in preparation.

Alvarado, N. A. (Accepted/In press). Migrant Politics in the Urban Global South: The Political Work of Nicaraguan Migrants to Acquire Urban Rights in Costa Rica. Geopolitics, 1-25.

Alvarado, N. A. (2020). Where Are the Cities? On Not Excluding (Much More Than) Half of the Latin Americans in Latin Americanist Geography. Journal of Latin American Geography, 19(1), 193-203.

LaVanchy, T., Taylor, M., Alvarado, N. A., Sveinsdóttir, A., & Aguilar-Støen, M. (2020). Tourism in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua: Struggles over Land, Water, and Fish. (SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies). Springer.

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