Originally from the UK. After receiving a D.Phil. in English from the University of York in 2007 and working for the University of Edinburgh and several other institutions, he arrived in Japan in 2011.
Alongside his academic activities, Alex plays active roles in several outreach projects including Tokyo Humanities Cafe. His articles for general readers appear on Wall Street International and Kyoto Journal on a regular basis. He hopes to use his expertise to make the Humanities research more visible to a wider audience.