1. aboni's picture   Alejandra Boni Aristizabal Doctora en Derecho
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PhD in Human Rights and Democracy from the U. of Valencia; Professor at the Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería (Dpt. of Projects Engineering) at the U. Politécnica de Valencia. Deputy Director of Ingenio (CSIC-UPV).

Visitor researcher at the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex (2007), Institute of Social Studies in The Hague (2009), Research Centre for Leadership in Action at New York University (2011), Instituto Pensar at U. Javieriana de Bogota (2011 and 2013)the Free State University in South Africa (2013 and 2014) and University College of London (2016-17). Special Lecture Nottingham University (2008-2012) and Honorary Professor of the University of the Free State in South Africa. Active member of Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium.

She convenes the CYTED netwok Multidimensional Analysis of university-society interactions in Iberoamerica (2018-2021) which includes 13 iberoamerican institutions

Principal researcher in severeal research projects (2005-2013) on grassroot innovation, development education, international cooperation and development aid funded by AECID, UPV and Secretaría de Estado de Universidades. Partner of four European Projects: EDUWEL (2010-2014), SOCIETY (2013-2015), Global Engineering (2013-2015), Global Identity through Human Development (2014), Students 4 Change. Social Entrepeneurship in Academia (2016-2019) and Motion (Building a Methodology and Community of Practice for Catalyzing Transformative Change through System Innovation 2019-2021). Awarded with the University College of London Grand Challenge Prize (sept. 2019) for a meaningful engagement between academics and practitioners in using the capability approach.

Associate Editor: Journal of Human Development and Capability (2009-) and Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies (2012-); Vicepresident of the International Development Ethics Association (2011-2018) and founder member of the Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES).

Her main research interest are in the area of human development, university, development education, international cooperation, project planning, grassroot social innovation and action research.

Main recent papers:

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

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; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093617

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, 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) REFERENCIA REVISTA: Science and Engineering Ethics, 2019, 25:1799–1815 DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9728-z

Boni, Alejandra; Belda-Miquel, Sergio & Pellicer-Sifres, Victoria, 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, 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,  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, When Collectivity Makes a Difference: Theoretical and Empirical Insights from Urban and Rural Communities in Colombia, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2017, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2017.1412408

Boni, A. & Calabuig, C. 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, (2017) 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, 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, Informal learning for citizenship building in shared struggles for rights:Cases of political solidarity between Colombian and Spanish organizations, Voluntas 2015. 10.1007/s11266-015-9598-7.

Boni, Alejandra, Leivas, Monique, De La Fuente, Teresa y Sergio Belda-Miquel, Grassroots innovation for human development. Exploring the potential of Participatory Video, International Journal of E-Politics Volume 7 • Issue 4 • October-December 2016 DOI: 10.4018/IJEP.2016100103.

Boni, A. & G. Millán. Action-Research using Participatory Video. A learning experience in San Lorenzo, Castellón, Spain
(2016), Commons, Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital, Vol. 5 N. 1 pp. 113-135.

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:

Boni, A. and A. A. Frediani (2021), Expanding capabilities through participatory action research in Martinetti, Osmani and Quizilbash (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach,  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 477-495.

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.

Drydyk, J., A. Boni, A. A. Freadiani, M. Walker y A. López-Fogués; The muldimensionality of empowerment. Conceptual and empirical considerations in L. Keheler y S. J. Kosko (eds), Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics, Cambridge University Press, Cambdrige/London/Melbourne, 2019, pp. 205-227.

Frediani, A.A., Peris, J y A. Boni, Notions of Empowerment and Participation: Contributions from and to the Capability Approach
in D. A. Clark et al. (eds.), 2019, The Capability Approach, Empowerment and Participation, Rethinking International Development series, Palgrave, London, 101-124 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-35230-9_5

Drydyk, J., A. Boni, A. A. Freadiani, M. Walker y A. López-Fogués; The muldimensionality of empowerment. Conceptual and empirical considerations in L. Keheler y S. J. Kosko (eds), Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics, Cambridge University Press, Cambdrige/London/Melbourne, 2019, pp. 205-227.

Alejandra Boni Aristizábal, Aurora López-Fogués, Alvaro Fernández-Balbor Martínez, Gynna Farith Millan Franco y Sergio Belda-Miquel, Repensando la Ciudad Inteligente desde la Innovación Social Digital Ciudadana
REFERENCIA LIBRO: Instituto Nacional de Admnistraciones Públicas, Madrid. 2018.

Boni, A. Educación, democracia y justicia social in Severine Deneulin, Jhonatan Clausen, Arelí Valencia (eds.) Aportes para el desarrollo humano en América Latina. Manantial, Flacso, 2018, pp. 359-372.

Boni, Alejandra and Merridy Wilson-Stryodm, Education. Worthwhile education for ethical human development in Jay Drydyk y Lori Keheler (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Development Ethics Routledge, 2018, pp. 188-199

Alejandra Boni, Carola Calabuig and Victoria Pellicer, Transforming the System from Within: Experiences of a Development Cooperation Masters en Socially Just Pedagogies, Capabilities and Quality in Higher Education (Editors: Melanie Walker and Merridy Wilson-Strydom) Palgrave, London, 10.1057/978-1-137-55786-5_10 pp. 201-220, 2017.

Belda-Miquel, S, Boni Aristizábal, A y M.F. Sañudo Pazo, Hacia una cooperación internacional transformadora: Solidaridades y aprendizajes con movimientos sociales por los derechos humanos en Colombia, Icaria, Barcelona, 2016

Boni, A y M. Walker, Universities and Global Human Development.Theoretical and empirical insights for social change,
REFERENCIA LIBRO: World Sustainability Series, 2016, Routledge,  London

Boni, A. and Walker, M. (Eds) (2013) Universities and Human Development. A New Imaginary for the University of the XXI Century, London: Routledge.

Boni, A. and León, R. (2013), Educación para la ciudadanía global. Una estrategia imprescindible para la justicia social, in Intermon-Oxfam ed. La Realidad de la Ayuda 2012, Intermon Oxfam: Barcelona.

Fernandez-Baldor, A.;, Hueso, A. y Boni, A. (2012) From Individuality to Collectivity: The Challenges for Technology-Oriented Development Projects, The Capability Approach, Technology and Design (Editors: Oosterlaken, Ilse & Van den Hoven, Jeroen) Series: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology Vol.5 Springer-Verlag, pp. 135-151.                                                                           

Boni, A. McDonald P. and Peris, J. (2012), Cultivating global citizenship in engineering courses in Higher Education for the Public Good. Views from the South. (B. Leibowitz, ed.), 2012, Sun Press/Trentham Books, pp. 139-150.                   

Boni, A. Lacomba, J. The New Co-Development Agenda: Official and Non-Official Initiatives between Morocco and Spain, en Transnational Migration and Human Security (Editors: Thanh-Dam Truong and Des Gasper), Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace; Volume 7 New York: Springer-Verlag, /2011, pp. 91-101.

Boni, A y Perez-Foguet, A. (Ed.) Construir ciudadanía global desde la universidad ed. Intermon-Oxfam, 2006.







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