In 2007, Alejandra Ciria got her B.Sc. in Psychology from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLA-P). In 2013 she got her Master in Cognitive Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM). In 2019, she obtained her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Since 2012, she is an active member of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, CInC, UAEM, where she has participated in numerous projects. She has supervised a number of thesis at postgraduate level in the field of Cognitive Science. In 2019, she started a collaboration with The BioRobotics Institute from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italia.
In 2019-February 2020, she got a PostDoc Position in the Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with Prof. Dr. Verena V. Hafner and Prof. Dr. Bruno Lara. The position was funded with a grant for junior researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Since 2020, she is a full-time associate professor in the area of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Psychology at the UNAM and Lab Director of the Embodied Cognition Lab (Laboratorio de Cognición Corporizada). The Lab provides a context for the integration of multidisciplinary approaches for the study of how the body and situated action cycles grounded in the physical properties of the environment shape cognitive processes.
She is the head of the collaborative project Embodied Cognitive Sciences web page (4EA). The main aim of this project is to share our passion for analyzing, discussing, and trying to understand perception and cognition from an embodied, affective, grounded, and a situated perspective.
Since 2021, she is Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) fellow. DISI is a rigorous program of lectures, seminars, and transdisciplinary projects devoted to studying the origins of nature, diverse manifestations of cognition, and future intelligences, founded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.