My name is Alex.
I am a Master’s candidate at the Department of Political Science in collaboration with the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. I also work as a freelance journalist and content strategist in downtown Toronto.
My research interests include gender, nationalism, narrative, queerness, and diaspora. In addition to my coursework, I am working on independent academic projects that seek to untangle the relationship between gender and nationhood, with a particular focus on diasporic nationalist movements. As well, I write extensively on subjects of transition, queerness, Jewishness, and the politics of identity and community. My work has appeared in THIS Magazine, Canadaland, Mic, Teen Vogue, A.Side, GUTS, Torontoist, them., and elsewhere; you can read it here.
I also write an occasional newsletter with media and reading recommendations, that you can subscribe to here.
I am a nonbinary queer person, and my pronouns are they/them or she/her. If that confuses you and you want to talk about it, send me a friendly email.