Alice Driver

Alice Driver is a writer, editor, and translator obsessed with photography, street art, and languages. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and she received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky. She works professionally with such organizations as the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

Her work has been published by Ms. Magazine, Women’s Media Center, Salon, and The Feminist Wire. Her book, More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico will be published by the University of Arizona Press in 2014. She just finished a short film titled If Images Could Fill Our Empty Spaces that follows the work of four photojournalists in Juárez, Mexico.

Stories by Alice:

  • Documentary: If Images Could Fill Our Empty Spaces

    Alice Driver, one of Vela’s staff writers, recently completed her first documentary, If Images Could Fill Our Empty Spaces. The film explores the complicated relationship between violence and photography in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Watch it below, and then read an interview with Alice about making the film. Inhabiting the Lives of Others: An Interview with […]–Read more

  • Disappearances Have to Disappear

    Bodies meant nothing to me. When they jammed into me on the metro or the bus, rather than tensing, pushing, or fighting for some tiny symbolic personal space I learned to let all my air out and flatten myself into the crowd, into the wall; to press myself out of my own body. I became […]–Read more