Alex Scott

Ph.D. Student

Bio

Alex Scott is a first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He received an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2015 and a BA from the University of North Texas in 2011.

His research interests are the uses and roles of photography in society, visual literacy and the history of photography. His current research is focused on studying interpretations of still images through visual social semiotic analyses.

Before attending UT he held photo editing positions at Bloomberg News, ABC News and the New York Post. He worked as a freelance photographer in New York and held a faculty position at the International Center of Photography. 

Conference Presentations 

 Scott, A. (2020). Peering Down at the Junkie: Authority and the visual construction in TIME’s Opioid Diaries. Presented at the Associated for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2020 conference, Visual Communication Division. Second Place Student Paper Winner. 
 
 Scott, A. (2020). This Was America: The Limitations of an Enduring Vision of American Photography. Presented at the Associated for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2020 conference, Cultural and Critical Studies Division. 
 
 Peña, V. & Scott, A. (2020). Naked Function, Athletic Form: Acceptable Sexuality and the Myth of Empowerment in ESPN’s Body Issue. Presented at the International Communication Association 2020 conference, Gold Coast, Australia, Sports Communication Division.