Dr Audrey Alejandro

Dr Audrey Alejandro

Assistant Professor of Qualitative Text Analysis

Department of Methodology

0207 107 5199
Room No
COL 7.10
Office Hours
Tuesdays 15:30 - 17:30
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English, French
Key Expertise
Discourse analysis, Text analysis, Community-based knowledge

About me

Audrey joined the Department of Methodology in 2018. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London, and a Fellow at the London School of Economics and at Sciences Bordeaux where she received her PhD in Political Science in 2015. She also held visiting positions at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and at the Instituto de Relações Internacionais, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information: audreyalejandro.com

Research Interests

Audrey’s research focuses on discourse and knowledge, the conditions of their production and their role in society and the world order. Her current research project investigates the knowledge capacities and discursive strategies of small island-states regarding sustainability, environment and climate change, with a special interest for the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Her previous research project explored the impact of Eurocentrism on the globalisation of social sciences through a comparative historical sociology of the internationalisation of International Relations in Brazil and India.

Her work comprises a strong reflexive dimension, exploring the discursive and methodological conditions for the critique (and critical theory) not to reproduce the social and political order it aims to challenge. She is currently engaged in two research projects following this line of enquiry: one making explicit the implicit assumptions behind the categories of analysis ‘local’ and ‘international’ and one developing a methodology based on Love.

Her methodological interests include discourse analysis, International Political Sociology, participatory research, action research, participant observation, comparative analysis, combined qualitative-quantitative text analysis, the methodology of writing and multi-method research design.

Expertise Details

Discourse analysis; Text analysis; Community-based knowledge; Observatories; Knowledge governance; Reflexivity; Participatory research; Action research; Sustainability; Resilience; Small states; Dominica.


Western dominance in International Relations? The Internationalisation of IR in Brazil and India, Abingdon, UK and New York : Routledge, 2018.

Reappraising European IR Theoretical Traditions, London: Palgrave, with Knud Erik Jørgensen, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton, and Alexander Reichwein, 2017.

Journal articles

Past Areas of Research

-          Postcoloniality, Otherness, Eurocentrism, Ethnocentrism;

-          Globalisation of science, Science and Foreign Policy;

-          North-South scientific relations;

-          Historical sociology of social sciences in Brazil and India;

-          Sociology of International Relations.