Tamara Álvarez Fernández

Assistant Professor of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Jagiellonian University, Cracòvia

United States, 2017

Tamara Alvarez (PhD Anthropology, The New School), is lecturer in Anthropology at Eugene Lang College in New York City. Based on a four-year ethnographic research in space centers and international organizations in Europe and the U.S., her dissertation, "The Eighth Continent: An Ethnography of Twenty-First Century Euro-American Plans to Settle the Moon,” examines the political, technoscientific, and legal practices, artifacts, and ideas that produce the Moon as a settleable land and a resource frontier. Tamara has taught at CUNY and Parsons and given lectures at the European Space Research and Technology Center, Strelka Institute, University College London, and the Collège de France, among others. Her research has been funded by La Caixa (2018-2020), Fulbright, and the National Science Foundation. Tamara is now working on a number of journal articles and a book project, Moonrise, that explores the Moon’s role in nocturnal and intertidal terrestrial ecologies.


Application period

United States, 2017

Host university or research centre

The New School for Social Research

Studies pursued with the fellowship

PhD in Anthropology

Type of studies


Speciality of studies pursued with the fellowship

Social and cultural anthropology

Home university

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Home speciality

Social and cultural anthropology