Alex is exceptional among translators as his work is enriched by both a
first-class MA in German (and Danish) from the University of Edinburgh
and an MSc in social anthropology from the London School of
The English-speaking countries have a poor record of producing
outstanding language graduates who go on to become translators, and Alex
is one of the very few of these to specialize exclusively in the social
sciences and humanities.
Rounding out this picture of excellence, Alex has ten years' experience
translating the work of German-speaking scholars. His work has attracted
high praise from outstanding intellectuals such as Hans Joas, Manuela
Spindler, Wolfgang Reinhard, Kai Hafez and Hans Kippenberg. Most
important of all, rather than merely translating texts from German into
English, Alex writes an entirely new text in English. Far
from the stumbling, inelegant translations often made of German social
scientific and historical writings, Alex's work benefits from his rare
combination of relevant knowledge and first-rate writing skills.