Alina Rocha Menocal
Alina Rocha Menocal joined DLP as a Senior Research Fellow in October 2014 on secondment from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Alina will be leading DLP’s workstream on Political Settlements and the Politics of Inclusion until March 2016.
At ODI, Alina was a Research Fellow in the Politics and Governance Programme with particular expertise on the challenges of democratisation, linkages between democracy and development, state-society relations and institutions and state-building. Her research interests focus on bridging the gap between research and policy, particularly when using political economy analysis to inform governance issues. She holds an M.Phil in Political Science (Comparative Politics) and a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, and a BA in Political Science from Yale University, New Haven.