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Alex Turvy - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Alex Turvy

Doctoral student | Department of Sociology | Tulane University


Alex Turvy is an expert on social media culture and memes working to study how the Internet shapes the entirety of our social relationships.




Alex is on the Sociology track within Tulane University's City, Culture and Community program. Currently, his research interests are broadly contained within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). More specifically, he hopes to explore questions around the social meaning of the Internet, digital epistemology, hybrid-minds, internet-based epistemic tools, digital literacy and how the modern Internet continues to shape our social relationships.

Prior to this, he earned a BS from Miami University with a double-major in Literature and Philosophy and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He later completed a M.Ed from SUNY Binghamton

Areas of Expertise (6)

Twitter & Social Media Strategies



Social Media

Tik Tok


Education (2)

SUNY Binghamton: M Ed.

Miami University: Bachelor of Science, Literature and Philosophy and a minor in Mandarin Chinese

Media Appearances (3)

Why we can’t stop watching terrible TikTok cooking videos

The Spokane-Review  online


“Viral/meme culture thrives on eliciting emotions, often strong ones. Whether it’s humor, surprise or disgust, these emotions act as hooks,” said Alex Turvy, a doctoral student and researcher at Tulane University studying memes and digital culture. “Disgusting food videos tap into this principle.”

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Is the 'Look At This F___in Street' Instagram account becoming an institution?

Nola.com | The New Orleans Advocate  online


Tulane Ph.D. candidate Alex Turvy is the author of an academic paper titled “Potholes and Power: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of ‘Look At This F*ckin’ Street’ on Instagram,” in which he discusses the ways that the naughtily titled social media site has become woven into City Hall’s road repair responses.

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How an Instagram Account Dedicated to NO Potholes Is Actually Fixing Them

Biz New Orleans  online


Now, a new study by a Tulane University doctoral student published in the national journal Social Media and Society reveals that the account, “Look At This F____ Street,” or more safely known by its acronym LATFS, may represent a novel approach to political engagement and play a role in fixing the problem it’s dedicated to lampooning.

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