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Born in Oxford (UK) in 1974 and raised in Brussels, Belgium. After a B.A. in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and a Masters degree in classical archaeology at Strasbourg in France, obtained a D.Phil in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University.
Greek Vase Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour (2009) was published by Cambridge University Press, New York. Current research focuses on Classical Greek and Roman reception in editorial cartoons since the turn of the 20th century published in British and American newspapers (and in a large choice of European newspapers). Alex is also a fiction writer.
Classical reception in political cartoons of the 19th-21st centuries | read more
The history of caricature. A case study on Greco-Roman grotesque terracotta figurines | read more
BBC World Service - 23 Feb 2013 (13:05, 23:05): Debating with Alain de Botton and Susan Wolf on "Looking for meaning", on The Forum. Tune in! | web