Alexander Pines

Name pronunciation: AE-luhg-zAEn-der PYNZ | Pronouns: he/him/his

Alexander Pines is the assistant director of global diversity education and training. In his role, Alexander develops and facilitates global inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access (GIDBEA)-focused curriculum for students, staff, and faculty across the global network. He also supports programming at CMEP and within OGI more broadly, including the cultural graduations and Solidarity Week. Prior to this role, he worked within the Office of Student Success and Financial Education team to help students build academic skills, navigate the university, and overcome barriers to retention and graduation.  

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies and creative writing from Columbia University and a Master of Fine Arts from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, where he also taught literature and writing with an emphasis on social justice. His essays and criticism about queerness, trans masculinity, monsters, and American empire have appeared in Bomb, The Rumpus, The Black Warrior Review, VICE, and elsewhere.