Elena Lesley

 

Elena Lesley
Publications Coordinator

Elena Lesley

 
Elena Lesley is Publications Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and a PhD student in Anthropology at Emory University studying memory and trauma in Cambodia. She has a master’s in Global Affairs from Rutgers-Newark, where she conducted research on memorial sites in Cambodia and Rwanda with funding from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. She was also a 2011-2012 Raimondo Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics in New Brunswick.
 
Prior to beginning her PhD, Lesley served as a senior research specialist at Innovations for Successful Societies, a Princeton University research program. Earlier in her career, she spent 18 months in Cambodia monitoring and writing about the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on a Fulbright Fellowship, her work appearing in publications such as the online version of Granta. Lesley first came to Cambodia in 2004-2005 as a Henry Luce Scholar writing for The Phnom Penh Post, the country’s oldest English-language newspaper.
 
She has also worked as a journalist at Tunisia Live, an online news publication in Tunisia, and at the St. Petersburg Times/Tampa Bay Times.
 
Lesley graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.