Alejandro Heredia
Ann Plato Fellow in English
Phone: (860) 297-5163 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street, #205
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Trinity College faculty member since 2023
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M.F.A., Hunter College, CUNY
B.A., Dickinson College

Alejandro Heredia is a queer Afro Dominican writer and community organizer from The Bronx. He has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, VONA, the Dreamyard Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium, and the Dominican Studies Institute. In 2019, he was selected by Myriam Gurba as the winner of the Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook Contest. His book of short stories, You’re the Only Friend I Need (2021), explores themes of queer transnationalism, friendship, and (un)belonging in the African Diaspora. Alejandro’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Lambda Literary Review, Tasteful Rude Magazine, and elsewhere.

He has taught writing workshops at Emerson College, Pace University, University of Pittsburgh, and elsewhere. Just as in his writing, his teaching expertise centers the literature of LGBTQ Black writers from across the diaspora.