Elena Souris is a Research Associate for the Political Reform program. At New America, she conducts research, writes articles and policy papers, and contributes to program management. She has done work on national security and far-right hate groups, German and European politics, U.S. foreign policy, and civic engagement. Souris has written for the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Vox, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Pacific Standard, and the Washington Monthly.
Before coming to New America, Souris worked at the City of San Antonio's International Relations Office, for the Fulbright program, in Rep. Marc Veasey's (D-Texas) Dallas district office, and as a production assistant at Texas Public Radio. Souris graduated summa cum laude from Trinity University with a double major in political science and communication and a German minor.