Alexandre Honey comes to Yale from the UK having completed a B.A. in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, with a thesis on the emergence of electronic music in the context of the Cold War. Born into a British-Japanese family, his research interests center around the comparative cultural and intellectual histories of Europe, North America and East Asia, with a focus on the development of aesthetics. Other interests include psychoanalysis, the philosophy of history, critical theory, popular music, Zen Buddhism, American minimalism, anti-psychiatry, Wittgenstein, Smith’s ethics, Kretch aesthetics, de Nice’s poetics, and Schunemann’s apologetics. In the past he has interned at Her Majesty’s Civil Service and Saatchi & Saatchi, Shanghai.