Senior Research Associate
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Elyse Shaw is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Elyse manages IWPR’s projects on women’s political participation and those related to women and girls of color, which examines the intersectional nature of race and gender on women’s lives.
Elyse also works extensively on workforce development and job training initiatives, IWPR’s Status of Women in the States project, and contributes to IWPR’s research on global women’s issues, including providing technical assistance to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on the establishment of a gender policy institute in Palestine. Elyse has presented IWPR research on numerous webinars, panels, and to visiting international thought leaders. Her broad ranging expertise has enabled Elyse to provide commentary on a broad range of research topics. She has been quoted in several local and national outlets including The Washington Post and Public Radio International.
Prior to joining IWPR in August of 2012, Elyse was a graduate student at American University. Elyse received her Masters of International Relations from American University’s School of International Service, where she studied peace and conflict, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.