ALEXANDRA HAMLET: Author, Cultural Anthropologist, Lecturer & Consultant
Alexandra Hamlet is a cultural and defense anthropologist, an international lecturer and a former TV and print journalist. She consults on cultural affairs and international business. She was an auxiliary nurse in London; Visiting Fellow at Harvard University; an executive search specialist for world-wide C-suite positions; and is a consultant on irregular warfare. Her first novel The Right Guard, is based on real events, her own experiences, and provides an inside look at military and political warfare.
- Business/Cultural Anthropologist
- Master Trainer, USA and Internationally
- Human Behavior Systems and Cultural Anomaly Analysis
- Int’l Business Communications Design and Consulting
- Professional Broadcast and Print Media Journalist
- Cultural Assessments and Analysis
- Harvard University, A member of the Special Student/Visiting Fellow Program
- Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, M.A., Social and Cultural Anthropology. Graduated 1995.
- University of Maine at Augusta, Postgraduate coursework in Anthropology and Economics
- University of Richmond, Westhampton College (Virginia), B.A. major in Psychology and Journalism.
- London University, Guys Hospital, OJT, Auxiliary nurse.
- On-air talent for Public Broadcasting Service, Richmond, Virginia and Newsweek Video Field Producer, New York.
- Cultural and General published writing. Wrote, The Right Guard, suspense/thriller based on real events.
- National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Member in Letters. Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
- Former Journalist: Television, Newspaper and Magazines, Local and National.
- International Hostess in Richmond to Foreign Visitors invited to the U.S. by the Department of State.
- On a one-year leave from university, she worked for Guys Hospital, London University, England. Trained as an auxiliary nurse in Nuffield House, a special wing which housed as patients, Prime Ministers, sheiks and emirs from the Mid-East, and Members of Parliament, diplomats and embassy officials. Hamlet often served as a cultural interpreter for diplomatic patients from other countries.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA), applicant for JOURNALIST IN SPACE Program, April, 1986. (Program was cancelled after the Challenger accident.)
- Attended U.S. Space Academy, Adult Introduction Program, NASA, Huntsville, Alabama, September, 1989.
- Professional TV video and script writing training.
- Human Factors Interfacing with Technical Systems
- Anthropology and International Policy and Economics
- Creative Writing
- 2015 Alumni of the University of Richmond Award for Distinguished Service. Sole recipient for this award on Westhampton College’s 100th Anniversary, University of Richmond.
- Winner of Nine book and literary awards for The Right Guard, Jan 2012.
- Winner of 3 First Place Awards, 2012 Los Angeles International Book Awards, Los Angeles, Calif.
"I have never read a novel with a 'beginning' like The Right Guard.
"It is different. It begins with a dream... actually 'Far more reality than reverie'."
-- Member of the Intelligence Community
"This is the most realistic novel I have read about what it feels like to be in the field as a case officer."
-- Senior Member of the Intelligence Community, former case officer.