Alexandra Bradford


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.

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