Alex’s work focuses on the criminology of harm, cultural marginalisation and the sociology of political economy. Alex undertook his PhD at the University of York. Supported by an ESRC studentship, this ethnographic study examines the culture of finance and the neutralisation of deviance within the City of London. Alex has also been part of a British Academy funded, ethnographic study of class-based experiences of dirt and dirty work. Out of this critical engagement, Alex has a keen interest in qualitative research methods, including ethnography, photographic representation and elicitation, critical discourse analysis and in depth interview techniques.