Alejandro has ample experience in migration, economic and labour market integration, and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management in Canada and Mexico. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Sociology with specialization in Political Economy at Carleton University, and besides holding numerous awards and scholarships, he is also a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students.

Alejandro was a Board of Directors member and Communications Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016-2019). He was also Chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues, and member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University.

Alejandro’s current research analyzes how the contexts and immigration reasons of Mexican youth, along with their experiences of economic and labour market integration in Ottawa and Montreal (Canada), shape the type of ties they maintain with Mexico and their (potential) transnational practices.