Alex is a PhD student in the Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. Working with cultural theory and media industries scholarship, Alex looks at horror and its relationship to a variety of media industries. Questions around the politics of excess, deviance, and material/visual cultures are of particular interest. He received his MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication from the University of Texas at Dallas and his BA in Art History from the University of Southern California. He has published in FLOW and Media Industries Journal.