Enrique Olivares-Pelayo

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2022-2023
PhD Student, Geography

Enrique Alan Olivares-Pelayo is a doctoral student in the School of Geography, Development and Environment. Having earned a B.A. in English and creative writing after transferring from Pima Community College, as well as a M.A. in English from the University of Arizona, Enrique researches the production, maintenance, and daily experience of carceral landscapes in the US. Relying on primary, (auto)ethnographic methods and data, Enrique’s research is informed by lived experience of incarceration inside Arizona’s harsh prison system. He aspires to serve as a mentor and ally for people who are involved in the system and who seek their rightful place within the academy. Enrique is a proud Tucsonan and first-generation American of Mexican descent. He can be found at the park every morning walking his pug, Fígaro.