Paul Alonso

Associate Professor of Spanish

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Office Location: Swann 217
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Dr. Paul Alonso, an Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Tech, holds a Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. His book “Satiric TV in the Americas” (Oxford University Press, 2018) is a pioneer study on the convergence of journalism, entertainment, satire, politics and popular culture in Latin America. He has also published the book "Thirty Years of Entertainment and Politics in Peru" (Editorial Planeta, 2022), and his research has appeared in journals such as the Latin American Research ReviewThe Journal of Popular Culture, Bulletin of Latin American Research, The Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, and included in edited collections. A Peruvian journalist and author, he has published in some of the most prestigious newspapers in Spanish (such as El País and El Nuevo Herald), and in diverse international magazines. He is the author of three books of fiction and has hosted interview shows in Peru. Before joining Georgia Tech, Alonso was also a staff member of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. He is currently the director of Polivision, a bilingual and multimedia outlet based in Atlanta that covers Latin(o) American and Global Cultures.

  • Ph.D. in Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012.
  • M.A. Journalism and Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007.
  • B.A. Liberal Arts and Humanities, Major in Literature and Linguistics. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 2002.
Areas of
  • Infotainment
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Satire


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Spanish
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Media
  • Performance


  • LMC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
  • ML-8801: Special Topics
  • SPAN-3101: Conversation I
  • SPAN-3111: Composition I
  • SPAN-3211: Spain Today
  • SPAN-3235: Latin America Today
  • SPAN-3300: Satire & Media Americas
  • SPAN-3590: Issues in Andean Devmt
  • SPAN-3592: Andean Culture Commerce
  • SPAN-3690: Commerce Sustain Commun
  • SPAN-3691: Bus Comm& Correspondence
  • SPAN-3694: Seminar Abroad
  • SPAN-4360: Covering LatinX Culture
  • SPAN-4410: Media and Power in Lat America
  • SPAN-4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • SPAN-6360: Covering LatinX Culture
  • SPAN-6410: Media & Power Lat America
  • SPAN-6500: Intercultural Seminar

Selected Publications