That’s Dr. Rex to you, buddy

I am now officially Dr. Rex rather than merely Advanced Graduate Student Rex. One person present during the defense described it as if I were “chasing five motherf***ers down the street with a baseball bat in my underwear.” Which was, I believe, meant to be a compliment.


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at

6 thoughts on “That’s Dr. Rex to you, buddy

  1. Congratulations sir…

    But ya know, i used your work for a paper when you were still a measly grad student, so you’ve been heard before the title was awarded.

    anyways, well done…

  2. So, were *you* in your underwear, or was the baseball bat in your underwear? The image is fairly intimidating, either way, so it probably doesn’t matter too much. Congratulations!

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