Alex Cloyd

MA/PhD Student
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2611 Wescoe Hall


Alex Cloyd is a University of Kansas (KU) graduate. He received a BA in History with departmental honors distinction and research experience certification. Presently, Alex is working towards an MA and a PhD in American Studies as well as a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His current graduate work at KU discusses drone technology, citizenship, and the impacts of technologies of violence and oppressive techniques of state-sanctioned policing and intervention. In addition, Alex works as a researcher with the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative (ASHTI). In particular, Alex’s work looks to contribute to anti-trafficking techniques and discourses within the education sector. Along with researchers in ASHTI, Alex is attempting to better inform preventative and protective policies to aid in building trafficking-resistant and resilient communities. At the end of 2016, Alex will also be finishing an exhibit covering the history of the Postal Service and Railway Mail Service at the Kansas City Union Station. The exhibit will be added to the station’s permanent “Union Station Stories” exhibit and was sponsored in part by the Hall Center for Humanities at KU.


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