Alexandra T. Evans

Associate Policy Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in history, University of Virginia; M.A. in history, University of Virginia; B.A. in history, Vassar College


Alexandra T. Evans is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor of policy analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School for the 2021–22 academic year. Her research focuses on strategic competition, political-military dynamics, and decisionmaking, with a particular interest in the Middle East. Prior to joining RAND, she was an Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy with the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a postdoctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Evans received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in history from Vassar College. 

Selected Publications

Frank G. Klotz, Alexandra T. Evans, Modernizing the U.S. Nuclear Triad: The Rationale for a New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, RAND Corporation (PE-A1434-1), 2022

Becca Wasser, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Jeffrey Martini, Alexandra T. Evans, Karl P. Mueller, Nathaniel Edenfield, Gabrielle Tarini, Ryan Haberman, Jalen Zeman, The Air War Against the Islamic State: The Role of Airpower in Operation Inherent Resolve, RAND Corporation (RR-A388-1), 2021