Alejandra Benítez Silva is based at the University of Hull in the UK, with a secondment at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her research project is Sport as a site for the production of cultures of equality which is part of Work Package 2, Urban Cultures of Gender Equality.
She completed the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA) at the University of Granada, Spain and at the University of Łódź, Poland in 2010. She received her B.A. in Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2007.
Alejandra has worked as a Gender Consultant in Mexico City where she collaborated with agencies and ministries in local and federal government, as well as NGOs. She also has experience working at top institutes of higher education such as The College of Mexico and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
As a feminist, Alejandra is inspired by the people around her, and the daily efforts they make towards building a world of equality. She is passionate about sports, especially capoeira, as well as dancing, movement, and life itself. She is passionate about capoeira, sports, as well as dancing, movement, and life itself.