Alexi Drew (she/her) is a senior analyst at RAND Europe working in the area of defence, security, and infrastructure. Her research focuses on emerging technologies and their security and geopolitical implications. She has specifically covered issues such as global supply chains and cyber security risk, telecommunications and geopolitical power, technical standards and international security, and mis/disinformation campaigns in North Africa.
Drew completed her Ph.D. at Royal Holloway, University of London, on international norm construction methods concerning cyber-capability. She has since taught at Royal Holloway, Charles University in Prague, and King's College London, where she was a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre of Science and Security Studies (CSSS). Alongside her acacdemic work, she has published pieces in the Financial Times, World Politics Review, and the Washington Post and has been quoted by the BBC, the Guardian, The Telegraph, and Vice.
Drew is also a mentor for Girl Security and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Women in International Security (WIIS) UK Chapter. She is also a member of the advisory board for Women of Colour Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) UK branch.