Alejandro Javier Soifer

Alejandro Javier Soifer

MA candidate

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I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983. I did my undergraduate studies on Latin American and Argentinian Literature and Spanish and Literature Teaching at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). After graduation I worked for seven years as a High-School teacher. At the same time I worked as a cultural freelance journalist and wrote and published five books, two works of non-fiction: Los Lubavitch en la Argentina (Sudamericana, 2010), Que la fuerza te acompañe (Marea Editorial, 2012) and three novels: Rituales de sangre (Penguin Random House, 2014), Rituales de lágrimas (Penguin Random House, 2015) and Sangre por la herida (AS Ediciones, 2017). I am currently doing my M.A. in Hispanic Studies and intend to enter a PhD program next year. My area of interest is representations of violence in popular and massive Latin American literature from 1990 up to today.