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José Alavez


José Alavez is a Ph.D. student at Concordia University’s Geography, Urban, and Environmental Department. Drawing on new cartographic theories and practices such as Deep Mapping, his Ph.D. research focuses on studying the stories of individuals who experienced death in the context of migration.  He proposes that Deep Maps through the mobilization of multiple analytical and artistic displays can help understand that death is not the end of a story, but the beginning and extension of many others. Additionally, Jose holds a BA in Human Geography from The Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City and a Master's degree in Geomatics from CONACYT’s Research Centre of Geospatial Information. His previous academic work includes the study of everyday geographies and domestic spaces of homeless in Mexico City and new approaches to link Arts and Humanities with Cartography.

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