The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the RSA Latin America Division is Alejandra Trejo Nieto.
Alejandra Trejo is currently a professor in the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She was the academic coordinator of the master program in Urban Studies in this center (2013-2015). She was awarded the Mexico Studies Chair with a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Grant at the University of California in 2018. She has been a visiting researcher at CREPIB in Colombia (2018) and a visiting research fellow at the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, Vrije Universiteit (2019). She is a member (level II) of the National Researchers System in Mexico and a UKRI International Development peer review college member.
She is an urban and regional economist whose research agenda reflects significant interdisciplinary concerns about the issues of urbanisation, urban and regional economic development, governance and policy. Her most recent book, “Metropolitan Economic Development. The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico”, was published in 2019 as part of the Regions and Cities series of the RSA.
Alejandra has this to share upon the news of her election:
I am honoured and excited to be taking on the role of chair of the Latín America division of the RSA. As regional studies arise as a strategic field of synthesis between the economic, social and political aspects of development, I will be privileged to lead efforts towards increasing networking, publishing and collaborative research in this field in Latin American countries.