- Research Fellow
specializes in the radicalization of women and studies the role of digital communications technologies in terrorism. As a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University, she authored "Cruel Intentions: Female Jihadists in America," and published articles in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, and Lawfare blog. In this role, Alexander also maintains a database of approximately 3,000 pro-Islamic State social media accounts. Before joining the Program on Extremism, she worked at King’s College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). Alexander holds a Masters in Terrorism, Security & Society from the War Studies Department at King's College.
- Literature review: the impact of digital communcations technology on radicalization and recruitment, International Affairs 93 (5), September 2017
- "How to fight ISIS online," Foreign Affairs, April 7, 2017
- "A Year After San Bernardino, the Number of Women Jihadis Is Growing," Lawfare, December 18, 2016
- Cruel Intentions: Female Jihadists in America, Program on Extremism report (2016)
- "Couples make each other more radical. That’s very bad for fighting terrorism," The Washington Post, December 23, 2015