Alejandro Tirado is a lecturer at the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Science, at the Rhode Island School of Design. His research focuses on the political economy of social assistance, migration and race/ethnicity relations. He is interested in the evaluation of public policies that, although well intended, perpetuate economic and social inequalities. During his time at the Latino Policy Institute, he led two reports about Latinos in Rhode Island. One of them was a policy analysis of issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders (Commissioned by the Governor’s Office). He coauthored the book Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation (Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication). His work has also been published in The Journal of Community Informatics and Journal of Social Research and Policy. Currently, he works as Director of Purchasing with the City of Providence.