I’m Alex. I’m 27 and I use the pronouns they/them and she/her.
I 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. I am currently pursuing a legal education in Toronto.
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.
In general, my writing 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.
I’m also on Patreon, where I share early drafts, original writing, and audio content, which you can subscribe to here and read the whole archive. It is the best way to keep abreast with my work and my process.
I also put out a very 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 on my Patreon.
If you want to contact me, your best bet is via email.
I am represented by Connor Goldsmith at Fuse Literary.