Elizabeth Nelson

Associate Professor, Political Science



  • PhD, Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center
  • JD, Columbia Law School
  • Msc, Social Science, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
  • BA, Government and Public Policy, The Nottingham Trent University, UK

Courses Taught

POSC 210: Research Methods in Political Science
  • INTL 201: Global Issues
  • POSC 210: Research Methods in Political Science
  • POSC 251: Global Issues
  • POSC 351: International Relations
  • POSC 354: Human Rights
  • Research


    My research focuses on the intersection between international politics and international law, including state secession, human rights, and international criminal law. I am currently working on a book manuscript on the politics of state secession.

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Professional Experience

    • Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College, CUNY, 2013-2016
    • Graduate Teaching Fellow, City College, CUNY, 2011-2013
    • Litigation Associate, Linklaters LLP, 2006-2010
    • Adjunct Lecturer, Long Island University, 2002-2003

    Professional Membership

    • Admitted to the New York Bar
    • International Studies Association
    • American Society of International Law
    • International Law Association