She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is fellow member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and fellow member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). She has received scholarships from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq.), the Research Council of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ), The Fulbright Commission, the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, among others, to carry out research in Brazil and elsewhere, and has a long list of publications in Brazilian and foreign periodicals. She has taught as visiting professor at the University of California at San Diego, Columbia University, MIT, and the Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munich. In past years she was Vice-President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Secretary of the Brazilian Sociological Society (SBS), and President of the National Association for the Social Sciences (ANPOCS). Before the creation of the International Science Council, Elisa Reis was Vice-President of the International Social Science Council (ISSC).
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