Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and podcaster. He received his BA and graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago in 2009, then received an M.Phil at the University of Bristol in the UK in 2011. He is currently a dual-PhD candidate in the departments of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. He’s unapologetically socialist and obsessed with his cats.
He is the author of a regular column titled “The Poverty of Theory” in The Baffler. His writing has been featured in a number of publications, including the Times Higher Education, the Los Angeles Review of Books, ROAR magazine, and Electric Literature. His focus is bringing the basic skills of literary and historical study to bear on the weird contradictions of the the world of politics.