Alexandra McAuliff

Alexandra McAuliff

Visiting Researcher, The Program on Negotiation

Ph.D. Candidate, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Alexandra McAuliff is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where her work focuses on gender, negotiations, and peacebuilding. She is particularly interested in the gendered power hierarchies that inform peace negotiations. In her dissertation work, she questions the foundational assumptions of negotiations, with specific attention to the ways militarized and masculinized power shapes the people and issues deemed conflict-related. In addition to her dissertation research, McAuliff is part of a cross-university research team working on questions related to migration, foreign policy, and diplomacy. At Fletcher, she serves as a Teaching Fellow and runs the Civil Resistance Fellowship. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she worked as a dialogue facilitator with a small peacebuilding group in Northern Ireland, as well as at Seeds of Peace, a youth-focused leadership organization. McAuliff holds an M.A. from The Fletcher School, and a B.A. from Colby College. While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked with the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s Women PeaceMakers Program.


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