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PhD in Human Rights and Democracy from the U. of Valencia; Full Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and Deputy Director of Ingenio Research Institute (CSIC-UPV). Extraordinary Professor of the University of the Free State (South Africa). Led of the formative evaluation component of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC), an international consortium of leading European research institutes and national countries working on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. More than 130 international and national publications in the following areas: human development, social innovation, education, participation, technology and sustainability (papers, books and book chapters). Relevant research on higher education, social and grassroots innovation in the field of energy, food and digital sectors. Expert in the use of participatory methodologies to co-design, implement and evaluate policy initiatives in the field of transformative evaluation, development education and participatory policy. Large experience and records in the field of development education and global citizenship education.

From 2011-2022, PI of 14 research projects from international, national and local grant calls (total amount 864.693€) and 11 contracts with national and local public and private institutions (total amount 233.143,65€). With a broad network of national and partners with whom research and publish. Invited researcher at Institut Mines-Telecom- Business School, Evry-France (2022), Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana, Medellín-Colombia (2019), University College of London-UK (2016-2017), University of New York-USA (2011), Erasmus University at Rotterdam-Netherlands (2009) and University of Sussex-UK (2007).

Associate editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities and the Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies. Awarded with the University College of London Grand Challenge Prize (sept. 2019) for a meaningful engagement between academics and practitioners.

Supervision of 17 PhD thesis from 2010-2022 in 4 different Universities. Her doctoral students are working in the academic sector (as associate professor, lecturers and postdoc researchers), in local administrations (Valencian municipality or technical staff in universities), private sector (Ford company), educational sector (vocational education teacher) third sector (NGOs in Belgium and Spain).

Main recent papers:

Melanie Walker, Alejandra Boni, Carmen Martinez-Vargas & Melis Cin (2022). An Epistemological Break: Redefining Participatory Research in Capabilitarian Scholarship, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 23:1, 1-7,
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2022.2019987

Leivas Vargas, Boni Aristizábal & Zuluaga (2022), Capabilities for epistemic liberation: the case of hermeneutical insurrection of the Network of Community Researchers in Medellin, Colombia, Journal of Global Ethics 10.1080/17449626.2022.2079707 (online first)

Tabarés, R., Boni, (2022) A. Maker culture and its potential for STEM education. Int J Technol Des Educ. (online first)

Boni, A, Velasco, D. & M. Tau (2021), The Role of Transformative Innovation for SDGs Localisation. Insights from the South-African “Living Catchments Project, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 22, 4, pag.737-747.

Molas-Gallart, J., Boni, A., Giachi, S., & Schot, J. (2021). A formative approach to the evaluation of Transformative Innovation Policies. Research Evaluation, 30(4), 431-442.

Pellicer-Sifres, V., Simcock, N., & Boni, A. (2021). Understanding the multiple harms of energy poverty through Nussbaum’s theory of central capabilities. Local Environment, 26(8), 1026-1042.

Velasco, D., Boni, A., Delgado, C., & Rojas-Forero, G. D. (2021). Exploring the role of a Colombian university to promote just transitions. An analysis from the human development and the regional transition pathways to sustainability. Sustainability, 13(11), 6014.

Belda-Miquel, S. Pellicer-Sifres, V and A. Boni, (2020), Exploring the Contribution of Grassroots Innovations to Justice: Using the Capability Approach to Normatively Address Bottom Up Sustainable Transitions Practices,  Sustainability, 12(9), 3617. (Q1).

Boni, A, López-Fogués, A, Millán G y Belda-Miquel, S. 2020. Analysing participatory video thorugh the capability approach - A case study in Quart de Poblet (Valencia-Spain), Action Research, 8, 3, 282-301, DOI: 10.1177/1476750317715073

Boni, A and D. Velasco, 2019, Epistemic Capabilities and Epistemic Injustice: What is the Role of Higher Education in Fostering Epistemic Contributions of Marginalized Knowledge Producers?,  GLOBAL JUSTICE : THEORY PRACTICE RHETORIC (12/1) 2019 https://doi.org/10.21248/gjn.12.01.228

Sergio Belda-Miquel, Alejandra Boni & Carola Calabuig (2019), SDG Localisation and Decentralised Development Aid: Exploring Opposing Discourses and Practices in Valencia's Aid Sector, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 20:4, 386-402, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2019.1624512

Alejandra Boni, Aurora López-Fogués, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor, Gynna Millan & Sergio Belda-Miquel (2019)  Initiatives towards a participatory Smart city. The role of digital grassroots innovations, Journal of Global Ethics, 15:2, 168-182, DOI: 10.1080/17449626.2019.1636115

Boni, A., Sastre, J.J. y C. Calabuig, (2019) Educating engineers for the public good through internships in developing countries: An exploration based on a case study at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) Science and Engineering Ethics, 2019, 25:1799–1815 DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9728-z

Boni, Alejandra; Belda-Miquel, Sergio & Pellicer-Sifres, Victoria, (2019) Innovación transformadora. Propuestas desde la innovación social colectiva para el desarrollo humano. Recerca. Revista de Pensament i Anàlisi, 23, pp. 67-94.

Boris Lazzarini, Agustí Pérez-Foguet and Alejandra Boni, (2018) Key characteristics of academics promoting Sustainable Human Development within engineering studies, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, Volume 188, 1 July 2018, Pages 237-252

Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Sergio Belda-Miquel, Iván Cuesta-Fernández and Alejandra Boni, (2018) Learning, transformative action, and grassroots innovation: Insights from the Spanish energy cooperative Som Energia. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 42, August 2018, Pages 100-111.

A. Boni, G. F. Millán Franco & M. A. Millán Franco (2018), When Collectivity Makes a Difference: Theoretical and Empirical Insights from Urban and Rural Communities in Colombia, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 19, 2, 216-231.

Boni, A. & Calabuig, C. (2017) Education for global citizenship at universities. Potentialities of formal and informal learning spaces to foster cosmopolitanism,  Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017, 21 (1), pp. 22-38 DOI: 10.1177/1028315315602926

Hueso, Andrés; Boni, Alejandra; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro, Embracing the complexity of policy processes in sanitation: insights from India, Development Policy Review 10.1111/dpr.12246 2017

Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Sergio Belda-Miquel, Aurora López-Fogués & Alejandra Boni Aristizábal, (2017) Grassroots Social Innovation for Human Development: An Analysis of Alternative Food Networks in the City of Valencia (Spain), Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2017, DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2016.1270916    

Belda-Miquel S, Boni Aristizábal, A. y M.F. Sañudo Pazos, (2015) Informal learning for citizenship building in shared struggles for rights:Cases of political solidarity between Colombian and Spanish organizations, Voluntas. 10.1007/s11266-015-9598-7.

Boni Aristizábal, A. & Calabuig-Tormo, C.Enhancing pro-public-good professionalism in technical studies, Higher Education 2016, 71, 6:791-804. 10.1007/s10734-015-9916-4

A. Frediani, A. Boni and Des Gasper  "Approaching Development Projects from a Human Development and Capability Perspective", Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2014, 15:1, 1-12.

Books and book chapters

- Velasco, D., Boni, A., & Chalela, S. (2021), Developing Transformative Innovation Through Policy Experimentation in Two Colombian Universities. In Science, Technology, and Higher Education (pp. 181-204). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
- A. Boni  and A.A. Frediani (2021), Expanding capabilities through participatory action research in The Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach, Martinetti, Osmani and Quizilbash (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 477-495.
- Boruncle, Imbach, Zamora, Urueña and Boni  (2021), Building Local Strategies for the adaptation to climate change of farming livelihoods. Review of a participatory approach in Mesoamerica in Lachapelle, Gutierréz-Montes and Butler (eds) Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America, Routledge, New York/London. Pp.32-51.
- M. Walker and A. Boni (ed.) (2020), Participatory Research, Capabilities and Epistemic Justice. A transformative agenda for higher education, Palgrave McMillan, Springer, Switzerland.

- Boni, Belda-Miquel y Calabuig, 2020, Educación para la ciudadaniá global crítica, Sintésis, Madrid.

- Boni, A y M. Walker (2016), Universities and Global Human Development. Theoretical and empirical insights for social change, World Sustainability Series,  Routledge,  London
- Boni and Walker, (eds.) (2013) Human Development and Capabilities. Re-imagining the university of the twenty-first century, Routledge.

 

 

 

 

- , Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación - Agencia Estatal Innovación
- , Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)
- , Unión Europea
- , Unión Europea
- , The Research Council of Norway

An Epistemological Break: Redefining Participatory Research in Capabilitarian Scholarship, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Melanie Walker, Alejandra Boni, Carmen Martinez-Vargas, Melis Cin, 2022. In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.
10.1080/19452829.2022.2019987


Capabilities for epistemic liberation: the case of hermeneutical insurrection of the Network of Community Researchers in Medellin, Colombia
Monique Leivas Vargas, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal, Lina María Zuluaga García, 2022. In: Journal of Global Ethics .
10.1080/17449626.2022.2079707


Maker culture and its potential for STEM education
Raúl Tabarés; Alejandra Boni , 2022. In: International Journal of Technology and Design Education.
10.1007/s10798-021-09725-y


: A Capabilitarian Participatory Paradigm: Methods, Methodologies and Cosmological Issues and Possibilities
Carmen Martinez-Vargas, Melanie Walker, F. Melis Cin, Alejandra Boni, 2021. In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities .
https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2021.2013173


A formative approach to the evaluation of Transformative Innovation Policies
Jordi Molas-Gallart, Alejandra Boni, Sandro Giachi, Johan Schot, 2021. In: Research evaluation.
https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvab016


Building Local Strategies for the Adaptation to Climate Change of Farming Livelihoods. Review of a Participatory Approach Applied in Mesoamerica.
Claudia Bouroncle; Alejandro Carlos Imbach; Andrea Zamora, Omaira Urueña; Alejandra Boni, 2021. In: .


Expanding Capabilities through Participatory Action Research
Alejandra Boni; Alexandre Apsan-Frediani, 2021. In: .


Understanding the multiple harms of energy poverty through Nussbaum’s theory of central capabilities
Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Neil Simcock, Alejandra Boni, 2021. In: Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.
https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2021.1952968


Educación para la ciudadanía global crítica
Alejandra Boni, Sergio Belda-Miguel, Carola Calabuig, 2020. In: .


A systematic approach to assess climate information products applied to agriculture and food security in Guatemala and Colombia
Claudia Bouroncle, Anna Müller, Diana Giraldo, David Rios, Pablo Imbach, Estuardo Girón, Fernando Portillo, Alejandra Boni, Jacob van Etten, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, 2019. In: Climate Services.
10.1016/j.cliser.2019.100137


Despertando la universidad: propuestas desde el desarrollo humano
Vicente Manzano-Arrondo, Alejandra Boni, 2019. In: .


Estrategia de educación para la ciudadanía global en el ámbito no formal en la ciudad de València (2019-2022)
Alejandra Boni, Sergio Belda, Carola Calabuig, María Alejandra Millán, Alba Talón, 2019. In: Informe.


Extensión universitaria y aprendizaje-servicio. Análisis de dos casos en Sudáfrica y Costa Rica desde el enfoque de las capacidades para el desarrollo humano
Carmen Monge Hernández, Pepa Zlateva Peneva, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal, 2019. In: Revista Interamericana de Educación de Adultos.


Innovación social digital y participación en la construcción de la ciudad inteligente
Alejandra Boni, Aurora López-Fogués, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor, Gynna Millán, 2019. In: .


La innovación social desde la ciudadanía para la transición a la sostenibilidad: enfoques, conceptos y cuestiones.
Sergio Belda Miquel, Victoria Pellicer Sifres, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal, 2019. In: .


Alejandra Boni, investigadora del Instituto INGENIO, centro mixto de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) y el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), ha sido galardonada con…

La cultura maker es fundamental para el futuro de la educación superior en España, tanto para revitalizar las enseñanzas en Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas (STEM), como para promover…

El próximo viernes, Alejandra Boni, vicedirectora de INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), interviene en un seminario sobre derechos humanos y educación titulado: "El Desafío de educar para una ciudadanía global". El…

Today, at 2022 TIP Conference, Jordi Molas and Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s director and deputy-director, are giving a presentation about: "Contrasting transformative experiments through…

Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s deputy director, will give a lecture about: "Navigating uncertainty with epistemic justice – reflections for higher education institutions". This event, hosted by…

Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s deputy director, will lead a public lecture on Transforming socio-technical systems through evaluation and present her latest work on the evaluation of…

Alejandra Boni, vicedirectora de INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), ha sido la protagonista de la sección "Ellas hablan de ciencia" de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).
En esta serie audiovisual,…

El pasado 5 de julio tuvo lugar la primera reunión del proyecto Innovación Transformativa y Agendas Compartidas (ITACA), un proyecto de la Generalitat de Catalunya liderado por INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). A…

Uno de los pilares fundamentales de INGENIO (CIS-UPV) es la creación de espacios inclusivos para el diálogo y las oportunidades, así como el fomento de las prácticas inclusivas y cooperativas en la…

Des del passat 5 d' octubre i fins al proper 16 de novembre, l'Institut de Gestió de la Innovació i del Coneixement, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) està col·laborant amb el Departament de la Vicepresidència i d'…

La I Jornada UPV Innovación es el encuentro de referencia entre investigadores, emprendedores y agentes I+D+i con el fin de compartir actividad de innovación con sello UPV.
Alejandra Boni,…

"UCL Grand Challenges Prize: Best project for meaningful engagement between academics and practitioners at the 2019 HDCA Conference" es el nombre del premio recibido por Alejandra Boni, vicedirectora…

"UCL Grand Challenges Prize: Best project for meaningful engagement between academics and practitioners at the 2019 HDCA Conference" es el nombre del premio recibido por Alejandra Boni, vicedirectora…

Alejandra Boni participará en el Congreso Internacional Gobernanza de la Ciencia y la Innovación. Hacia el desarrollo inclusivo que se celebrará los días 31 julio, 1 y 2 de agosto de 2019 en Bogotá (…

Alejandra Boni will be one of the 3 speakers of an international symposium organized by the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK. Wednesday 3th July. Her contribution is…

Alejandra Boni will be one of the 3 speakers of an international symposium organized by the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK. Wednesday 3th July. Her contribution is…

Alejandra Boni, subdirectora de Ingenio (CSIC-UPV) imparte el seminario: "Innovación transformativa para afrontar los desafíos sociales y ambientales. ¿ Qué rol para las instituciones educativas ?"…

La Universitat Politècnica de València colabora, por segundo año, con el especial de Las Provincias titulado Quién es quién en la Economía Valenciana, la Mujer en la Empresa y las Instituciones de la…

Alejandra Boni will participate in the workshop: "Transformative innovation. Solutions for development from and for people". Organized by the British Council of Mexico and SPRU. Mexico City, 9-11…

Alejandra Boni participará en el taller Innovación Transformadora. Soluciones para el desarrollo desde y para la gente. Organizado por el British Council de México y SPRU. Ciudad de México, 9-11 de…

Exploring connections between social innovation, grassroots processes and human development: an analysis of alternative food networks in the city of Valencia (Spain)
Victoria Pellicer Sifres, Sergio Belda Miquel, Aurora López Fogués, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2016-04
La experiencia de Aprendizaje en Acción en el barrio de Benicalap: una innovación docente impulsada por el Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo de la Universitat Politècnica de València
Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Alejandra Boni, Monique Leivas Vargas, Vania Wassel Antich
IN-RED 2018: IV Congreso Nacional de Innovación Educativa y Docencia en Red
Assessing Participatory Video through Well-Being Analysis. a Collaborative Research Project in Lagos (Nigeria)
Alejandra BONI, Alexandre A. FREDIANI
XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology
Testing new tools for introducing the global dimension in engineering education
Guido Zolezzi, Massimo Zortea, Gabriella Trombino, Marco Bezzi, Agustí Perez-Foguet, Boris Lazzarini, Ricard Gine, Enrique Velo, Alejandra Boni, Manuel Sierra, Rhoda Trimingham
5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018)
Allies in ethical development: a discussion of development ethics in theory and practice facilitated
Jay Drydyk, Lori Keleher, Xavier Ricard, Jean-Luc Dubois, Vijayendra Rao, Sandra Boni, Christine Koggel, Byaruhanga Rukooko Archangel
IDEA-GRETHA 2018 Congress: A World United
Action Learning in the neighbourhood of Benicalap(Valencia):aninnovative teaching and learning experience inan International Development Master
Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Alejandra Boni, Monique Leivas Vargas, Vania Wassel Antich
4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’18)
La investigación colectiva para la transformación social hacia la ciudadanía global y el desarrollo sostenible
Monique Leivas Vargas y Alejandra Boni Aristizábal
VII Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo Sostenible
Rethinking transformation to face climate change. Insights an energy grassroots experience
Belda-Miquel, Sergio; Pellicer Sifres, Victoria; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra
4S/EASST Barcelona 2016. Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures
Grassroots as bottom‐up responsible innovation: the case of food common puchasing groups
Belda-Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Ribeiro, Bárbara; Barbera‐Tomás, David
4S/EASST Barcelona 2016. Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures
Rethinking policies to face climate change. Insights from two grassroots innovation experiences
Belda-Miquel, Sergio; Pellicer Sifres, Victoria; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra
15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016. Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies
Las relaciones en la cooperación solidaria como procesos informales de aprendizaje para la construcción de ciudadanía: Elementos para repensar la EpD desde una perspectiva política.
Belda Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Sañudo Pazos, Maria Fernanda
II Congreso Internacional de Estudios del Desarrollo. Perspectivas alternativas del desarrollo
Las relaciones en la cooperación política como procesos de aprendizaje en la acción social para la construcción de ciudadanía
Belda Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Sañudo Pazos, Maria Fernanda
IV Congreso de Educación para el Desarrollo
Global radical citizenship and informal learning in NGDOs relationships. Towards a more political view of development aid
Belda Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Sañudo Pazos, Maria Fernanda
14th General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Development aid relationships as informal education processes for global citizenship building: opportunities and tensions
Belda Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Sañudo Pazos, Maria Fernanda
Global Justice through Global Citizenship Conference. The role of Global Education
Informal education processes as key aspects in international alliances for the building of alternative development models
Belda Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Sañudo Pazos, Maria Fernanda
CERES Summer School 2013. Global Gloom, or Development Boom? New Ways of Thinking about Development in a Changing World
Explorando la incorporación de los enfoques basados en derechos en las ONGD españolas como oportunidad para su repolitización
Belda Miquel, Sergio; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; García Monteagudo, Ofelia; Cuesta Fernández, Iván; Peris Blanes, Jordi
I Congreso Internacional de Estudios del Desarrollo
Capacity development for emancipatory social change. Reimaging university learning and teaching for critical development practitioners
Belda, Sergio; Boni, Alejandra; Peris, Jordi; Terol, Lucía
EADI-DSA 2011 Conference (13th EADI General Conference)