I’m Alex. I’m 25 and I use the pronouns they/them and she/her.

I recently completed a Master’s degree at the department of political science at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies.

My scholarly work focuses on the politics of identity and ontology, particularly on diaspora, nationhood, gender, narrative, and culture. My paper, Diasporic Nationalism and the Queer Question: Intimacy and Envelopment on Taglit-Birthright, won the Outstanding Conference Paper award at the 12th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Conference. I am currently pursuing a legal education in Toronto.

In general, my work tends to focus on how our everyday interactions with larger systems and institutions shape the way we think of ourselves and each other. You can read some samples of my journalistic writing here. For my copywriting portfolio, click here. I’m also on Patreon, where I post early drafts, original work, and audio content, which you can subscribe to here.

I also write an occasional newsletter called Hot Takeaways that combines media criticism with radical reading recommendations. You can sign up for it here. As well, I wrote a brief guide on landing a pitch for freelancers, which you can get here.

If you want to contact me, your best bet is via email. But I’m also on Twitter @degendering.

I am represented by Connor Goldsmith at Fuse Literary.

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