Nick Alexandrov spent 30 years on the East Coast before moving to Tulsa in 2017. He has only a few regrets about that decision. When not exploring his new hometown, he road trips and hikes out West, visits family and friends in New England, and holes up reading– about history, current events, the environment– in his apartment.
To make money, he teaches history to teenagers, some of whom take him seriously. He got a B.A. in Literature from Yale in 2008, then a Ph.D. in History from The George Washington University in 2016.
Nick also writes about U.S. foreign policy, covering topics like the drug war, human rights in Central and Latin America, and border issues. His articles have appeared in Asia Times, CounterPunch, Cubadebate, Pakistan Today, Rebelión, The Root,Truthout, Tulsa World, and other outlets, and his work has been cited in reports published by the Center for American Progress and the London School of Economics.
Readers ranging from Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., to historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, to two-time Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have responded positively to his work. But Nick also gets his share of hate mail.