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Elisa Sisto

Elisa Sisto is pursuing a DPhil (PhD) in International Development at the University of Oxford, focusing on border policy, landscape, and humanitarian action at Europe’s mountainous borderlands. Prior to her DPhil, Elisa worked at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva and with different organisations across Southern and Eastern Europe, encompassing roles in migration research and operations, refugee and migration law, as well as human rights advocacy. Elisa holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights from Columbia University and in Political Science from Sciences Po. Her doctoral research is supported by the Clarendon Fund, the Scatcherd European Scholarship, and the Merton College International Development Scholarship.