Elisa Minoff

Elisa MinoffSenior Policy Analyst

Elisa Minoff is a Senior Policy Analyst at CSSP, where she works to advance equitable policies that promote economic security and well-being for all families—especially those who are poorly served by our current public policies and systems. Elisa researches and analyzes the roots of existing racial and economic inequities and develops policy solutions to redress these inequities and meet the needs of families of color, immigrant families, and families with low incomes. She has written on a wide range of subjects, including how work-reporting requirements in programs that meet basic needs burden children and families, and are rooted in a long history of racism; how immigration policy and practice can support child and family well-being; and how institutionalized racism has shaped family separation in the immigration, child welfare, and criminal justice systems.

Prior to joining CSSP, Elisa worked as a consultant at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and taught at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Earlier in her career, Elisa worked as a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy and staffed the Center for American Progress’s Task Force on Poverty. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.