Personal profile

Research overview

Alejandra is an aviation security professional whose experience has sparked an interest in understanding how the field was formed. Her research, informed by historical institutionalism and social constructivism, focuses on the International Civil Aviation Organization's historical aviation security decision-making from 1970 to 2020. Other research interests are terrorism strategic innovation and its relationship with counterterrorism policymaking, and the boundaries between counterinsurgency and state terrorism.

She is supervised by Dr. Bernhard Blumenau and Dr. Nick Brooke.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Letters, Terrorism & Political Violence, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 29 Jun 2021