Alex studies gender, sexuality, and race in 20th Century U.S. history. They are primarily interested in the production and policing of legitimate gender expression. Alex’s past projects have focused on exploring the lives of nonconforming folx around the turn of the twentieth century, and how such oft-neglected narratives illuminate the race- and class-based assumptions underlying incipient discourses of modern sexuality.
Alex received their B.A. with Highest Honors in History and Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College. At Swarthmore, Alex won the Robert S. DuPlessis Prize for best senior comprehensive research paper in History in addition to the Brand Blanshard Prize for best paper in Philosophy. He also created and co-taught EDUC 072: Introduction to Asian American Studies, an interdisciplinary critical race studies course examining historical and contemporary issues affecting Asian America. Upon graduating, they were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society.