Alex Corey, PhD

Lecturer on History and Literature, Harvard University
Alex W. Corey has been a lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University since August of 2017. They received their PhD in English from the University of Colorado Boulder, where they served as manager of the Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture from 2013-2017. Their research and teaching focus on the textual processes through which American culture sounds out conflicts of social belonging, and their research areas include popular music studies, African American studies, queer studies, and American literature. Corey has a chapter titled "Sounding Out Racial Difference" forthcoming in The Routledge Sound Studies Companion (ed. Michael Bull). They have presented their work at the Ralph Ellison Seminar at the Library of Congress, as well as the annual conferences of the American Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and the American Literature Association. Corey also serves as the program coordinator of the Futures of American Studies Institute, hosted each year at Dartmouth College.


  • PhD University of Colorado, Boulder