Olivier Alexandre holds a PhD from EHESS PSL Research University. A former Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University (2011-2012) and Stanford University (2015-2016), he has been Adjunct Professor at University of Avignon and is now Lecturer at University Paris Diderot. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Labex ICCA and an associate researcher at the Cems-Imm (EHESS PSL Research University). He works on creative industries and social science theories. He has written three books: Utopia. A la recherche d'un cinéma alternatif (L'Harmattan, 2007); La Règle de l'exception. L'Ecologie du cinema français (EHESS Editions, 2015); La Sainte Famille des Cahiers du Cinéma. La critique contre elle-même (Vrin, 2017). He is working on a fourth one about Tech and its impact on San Francisco.