Moira Alvarez holds the degree Licenciada en Letras (BA in Linguistics and Literature) from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and received an MA (2009) and a PhD (2015) from Temple University. Her dissertation is in the area of Latin American contemporary literature and film, with a Cultural Studies approach. She has taught courses on Spanish language and culture, literature, and film at different institutions in Argentina and the US, including the University of Buenos Aires, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College. She has published articles in scholarly journals such as Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de Crítica Literaria, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamerica. In the area of teaching of foreign languages, she has double certification as a tester for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) by the Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
She is also the coordinator of the Spanish Language and Culture Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute.