Alvarez, David P., Ph.D.
English, Asbury Hall, Room 205B
Associate Professor of English (on leave both semesters)
David Alvarez received his B.A. from U.C. Davis and Ph.D in English from Cornell University. He has published on Joseph Addison, Mary Astell, and Shaftesbury. His current book project is titled The Passions and Politics of Religious Tolerance in the English Enlightenment. He has received a Fulbright Lecturing award for Delhi University and a Ford Foundation Award for U.C. Berkeley. He teaches a wide range of courses on Enlightenment literature and philosophy, satire, the early novel and oriental tales, economics and literature, and cosmopolitanism. Recent courses include “Literature and Religious Tolerance,” “Samuel Johnson!” and “Coffee: Islam, Democracy, Globalization."