CUSP Academic Director;
Industry Assistant Professor
Victòria Alsina Burgués is an Industry Assistant Professor and Academic Director at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Universitat Pompeu Fabra; an MPA from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; an M.A. in Public Leadership from ESADE Business School; and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Alsina’s current research and teaching focus on finding innovative solutions to rethink public institutions, exploring how collaborative governance and civic engagement can change the way we govern, solving some of society’s most pressing problems at the intersection of the public and private sectors and helping communities and institutions to work together to solve public problems more effectively and legitimately.
She is also a Senior Fellow at The Governance Lab at NYU, where she coordinates the CrowdLaw Research Initiative and advises numerous governments, organizations and private institutions on issues related to public sector reform and democratic innovation. At the Harvard Kennedy School, she is a Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and an Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Prior to her current appointment, Alsina was a Research Professor in Tandon’s Department of Technology, Culture and Society and the Head of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States of America and Canada. She has been also the recipient of the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.