Alex is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Connected Learning Research Network at UC Irvine’s Digital Media and Learning Hub. He received a PhD in Media Studies from the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, where he researched how LGBTQ youth of color use Tumblr to express themselves and their political viewpoints. Alex’s research interests include how young people use social media and their relationship with issues of race, gender, and emotion. As a cultural anthropologist, his research method is qualitative, immersive, and ethnographic. He is the author or co-author of chapters in the books Networked Affect (MIT Press 2015) and Inequity in the Technopolis (University of Texas Press 2012), and his essays have appeared in GLQ, FlowTV, and Ethnography Matters.