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Elissa Berwick


Elissa Berwick

Elissa Berwick is a PhD student in Comparative Politics and Methodology, focusing on European politics and political economy. Her interests encompass distributive politics and social movements, as well as nationalism and historical institutionalism. Elissa’s dissertation examines the links between sub-state nationalism and social solidarity in the context of nationalist movements in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Before coming to MIT, Elissa received an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University and briefly worked in Washington D.C. for the House Committee on Science and Technology. She also holds a B.S. from Yale University, where she double majored in Physics and Political Science.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • PhD Student, Comparative Politics and Methodology, MIT
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University