Elena F Barham

Elena F Barham

Biography

Elena Barham is a PhD student specializing in comparative politics and the political economy of development. She studies how violence and illicit markets shape rural distributive politics, with a focus in Latin America. 

Prior to coming to Columbia, Elena worked as a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Northwestern University, and is supported by a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.