IFIT Staff / Research Associate

Alejandro Urrutia

Alejandro Urrutia is a Research Associate at the Institute for Integrated Transitions, where he leads the Zimbabwe project, supports the Institute’s work on governance and conflict resolution in Libya and Mexico and works on issues related to inclusive narratives and identity in a variety of settings. He was born and raised in Mexico City and holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. Prior to his graduate studies, Alejandro worked as Editorial Manager for Oxford Business Group, where he was responsible for all editorial matters in the publication of the company’s reports in Nigeria, Colombia and Mexico.

Alejandro graduated with a BA in History from Boston University and was Research Fellow at the BU African Studies Centre, focusing on transitional justice and reconciliation mechanisms in Central Africa (Burundi and the DRC). During his time in Boston he also worked at Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit organisation addressing racism, antisemitism, and prejudice by helping students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.

Working languages: Spanish and English.