Dr. Alexandria Innes is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of East Anglia in the UK. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Kansas in 2011 and her MA in International Relations from Marquette University in 2008. Her research interests include global security from a critical standpoint, engaging gender and post-colonial theory to analyse migration, movement, borders and boundaries as they interact with state power. To date her research has focused on ontological and performative security with particular reference to the experiences of migrants in and travelling towards Europe and North America. Her work has appeared in Security Dialogue, International Relations, and Global Society.