Olivier Alexandre is a sociologist, a doctor from the EHESS and a former visiting scholar at Northwestern University. He is a lecturer at the University of Avignon, and an associate researcher at the Centre Norbert Elias. He works on cinema, cultural sociology and social science theories. He has published Utopia, A la recherche d’un cinéma alternatif [Utopia. Searching for an Alternative Cinema], L’Harmattan, 2007.