Alex Diaz-Hui joined the English department at Princeton in 2020. He is originally from the Pacific Northwest, where he received his BA (summa cum laude) from Portland State University and MA from Oregon State University. At Oregon State, Alex wrote a thesis on decolonial aestheSis, sound in literature, and the relationship between Latinx poetry and the imperialism of the United States after 9/11.
Alex's intellectual engagements at Princeton surround sound studies, poetics, comparative ethnic studies, and theories of decoloniality. He is particularly interested in poets, musicians, and artists who utilize noise, dissonance, and cacophony in order to engage with sonic and musical practices outside of the European tradition.