Alexandra is a journalist and the Editor-in-Chief of The Section Magazine. She spent three years covering war, conflicts, politics, and humanitarian issues for English print. In 2014, she began to research/cover the migration of Western women to the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, a topic that previously had received limited and sensationalized coverage in the media.
Parallel to her freelance reporting, Alexandra Bradford provided research and analysis to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) on the risks posed by European females traveling to Syria. This formed the basis of a report she co-authored (Becoming Mulan? Female Migrants to ISIS). This report was the first academic report and policy response investigating the migration of Western women to the Islamic State.
Alexandra holds a masters degree in Terrorism, Security, and Society from King's College, University of London. Her graduate work focused on homegrown terrorism and female radicalization.
Alexandra's Latest Articles
Slumberkins Teaches Children How to Process Life Changes
An inspiring intentional toy company provides parents and children with the tools to tackle life’s big hurdles...
5 min read
August 9, 2019
Architects Offer Solutions to Gender Bias in the Industry
Men still paid more than women in the architecture industry says new research by AIA San Francisco’s Equity by...
5 min read
June 28, 2019
Lost in Translation: "Working Mothers"
Sociologist Caitlyn Collins seeks to understand the work-family conflict in four different countries...
8 min read
June 12, 2019
The Jane Club Is the Ultimate Workspace for Women
Co-founded by Grace and Frankie's June Diane Raphael, The Jane Club provides women with the proverbial village...
6 min read
June 17, 2019