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
Connect with me

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.

Research Interests

Audrey is an International Political Sociologist, working at the cross roads of International Relations and Sociology. She researches discourse and knowledge, the role they play in society, how scholars can apprehend their effects and what it takes to produce discourses and knowledge that helps to create a world consistent with our values.

After having worked on the impact of Eurocentrism on the globalisation of social sciences, she is currently engaged in two research projects. Her first project focuses on developing methodologies adapted to critical theories, which aims to reflexively take into account that knowledge and discourse (including those of the researchers) reproduce the socio-political order. Her second research project investigates the knowledge capacities and discursive strategies of small island-states regarding sustainability, environment and climate change, with a special interest in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

For more information, visit audreyalejandro.com.

Expertise Details

Discourse analysis; Text analysis; Community-based knowledge; Observatories; Knowledge governance; Reflexivity; Participatory research; Combined qualitative - quantitative text analysis; Methodology of writing


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.