Elizabeth Stites
Research Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Stites, Ph.D. is a Research Director in Conflict and Livelihoods at the Feinstein International Center and an Assistant Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her work focuses on the effects of conflict and violence on civilian livelihoods. She is particularly interested in the transformation of livelihood strategies based on gender and age and on the intersection between livelihoods and protection at the individual, household and community level. On the policy level, she examines the effects of humanitarian, development and military policies on livelihoods, security, and gender roles.


B.A., Wesleyan University

M.A. University of Cape Town (South Africa)

M.A.L.D. and a Ph.D., Fletcher School at Tufts University

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