Elise is a feminist sociologist, specializing in gender, intersectionality, social movements, and Canadian politics. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research from Western University. Elise has taught courses in Gender, Politics and Society; Race, Class, and Gender; and Qualitative Research Methods at the University of Toronto. Her research has been published by the Canadian Review of Sociology; the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy; and UBC Press.

Elise is a former Senior Gender and Diversity Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.