1. Economic History
2. Mexican History
3. World History (focus on transnational interactions)
Dissertation Topic: Mexican political & economic modernization
Prior to joining the History program at Rice, Mr. Ellison held positions with the Brazilian Foreign Ministry; WorldTeach; and Management Systems International, a USAID and government services consulting firm. He has served as a graduate student intern with the US State Department in both Bucharest and Washington, and received a Fulbright grant in Brazil, where he focused on the causes of that country's inter-regional development disparities.
He has also worked for over a decade as a freelance translator and researcher to academics and policymakers, for institutions such as:
Monographs for which Mr. Ellison has served as editor, translator, and research assistant include:
A native of California, Mr. Ellison has lived in Spain, Chile, Romania, and Brazil, as well as Washington DC and Boston. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, proficient in French, and managed to pick up just enough survival Romanian.