Alejandra Boni, Visiting Fellow

Alejandra Boni, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Projects Engineering and a team leader of the Group of Studies on Development, International Cooperation and Ethics at the Technical University of Valencia, where she also oversees the Master of Politics and Processes of Development program.

Alejandra obtained a grant from the Valencia Regional Government to be a visiting fellow at RCLA. The main goal of her visit is to share and discuss results from diverse projects based on the Cooperative Inquiry participatory research methodology. She is also facilitating sessions at RCLA’s Global Social Change Leadership Institute.

Sandra was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University (The Netherlands) and at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK). She has taught in several Latin American universities, including Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá (Colombia), Universidad Pontificia de Minaes Geraes (Brazil) and Universidad Politecnica Salesiana (Ecuador). She is a special lecturer at the University of Nottingham and a member of the European Project EduWell, which is using the capability approach as a theoretical framework. She has been a member of the thematic group on Education and Capabilities since 2005, and is a member of the Executive Board of the International Development Ethics Association.

Currently, Alejandra is researching global citizenship, human development, capabilities and education using different qualitative and participatory methodologies such as Cooperative Inquiry. She has edited several books in Spanish, including Construir ciudadanía global desde la Universidad (Building Global Citizenship at University), published by IO-OXFAM in 2006. She has also authored papers in journals such Power and Education (2009), Higher Education (2007), Science and Engineering Ethics (2008) and the European Journal of Engineering Education (2008, 2009).

She is also researching human rights and development aid to accompany her coordinated research on accountability discourses in Spain. In addition, she studies the link between migration and aid, and has co-authored papers in International Migrations (2008) and in an edited volume on Migration and Human Security forthcoming in 2011. Currently, she is associate editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.

Alejandra holds a PhD in Human Rights and Democracy from the University of Valencia.