The College of New Jersey Logo

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     Three Bar Menu

Dr. Alvin Joaquín Figueroa

headshot of man in suit


Associate Professor of Spanish Emeritus
Bliss Building 306

Alvin J. Figueroa holds a B.A. from The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, an M.A. from Queens College, a M.Ph. and a Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center.  His research and teaching interests are focused on Spanish-American Contemporary Literature, Caribbean Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Masculinities, Quaker Studies, Religion and Christian Spirituality.  At the present moment he is completing an M.A. in Theology and Religion at Villanova University.  He is the author of two books on contemporary Puerto Rican authors Luis Rafael Sanchez and Clemente Soto Velez.  He is also a creative writer.


    • SPA 312 Introduction to Spanish American Literature
    • SPA 304 Culture and Society of Spanish-America
    • FSP 103 Men in Friendship
    • SPA 211 Spanish Composition and Grammar Review
    • SPA 217 Introduction to Hispanic Culture


    • Contemporary Puerto Rican Narrative
    • Cuban and Puerto Rican Contemporary Literature
    • Spanish-Caribbean Studies
    • Racism and Race Relations in Puerto Rican Literature Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies
    • Liberation Theology and Quaker Studies
    • Cultural and Literary Performance

Dr. Figueroa’s Curriculum Vitae