Patricia Alvarez is an anthropologist and filmmaker whose scholarly research and creative practices develops in the folds between ethnography, critical theory, and the documentary arts. Her more recent works converge on issues of gender and ethnic representation in neoliberal, post-authoritarian Peru. She completed her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with a Designated Emphasis in Film and Digital Media, and her BA in from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Rice University.