Elliot Mamet is a Ph.D. student in political science, researching the history of political thought as well as American political development. His particular research interests include ancient political thought, theories of punishment, democratic judgment, and non-voting members of the U.S. Congress. In March 2018, Elliot was named a History of American Democracy Graduate Fellow with the Tobin Project in Cambridge, MA. Prior to Duke, Elliot worked as a Program Associate for the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. He also completed a Humanity in Action Fellowship, researching anti-Semitism in Poland. A Boettcher Scholar and Rhodes Scholarship finalist, Elliot graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Colorado College in 2015, receiving distinction in political science and winning the Edith Bramhall Award in Political Science and the J. Juan Reid Award. Elliot is a native of Denver, Colorado, and a graduate of Denver Public Schools.