Alex received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. from the Literary and Cultural Studies program at the University of Oklahoma. His current project examines the histories of home accidents and U.S. consumer product safety from 1920 to 1980. His dissertation charts how the voluntary safety system of education, markets for “safe” goods, and nonstate product testing sought to protect citizen-consumers from injuries and its long-term effects on public health and federal regulation. This work has received funding from the National Science Foundation; Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Linda Hall Library; and Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Alex has published with the Journal of the History of Biology, Isis (forthcoming), and the Washington Post.