Applied Politics

Aliya Elmore is an undergraduate student from McDonough, Georgia studying Political Science and Sociology and minoring in Spanish. Her career focus is to take an intersectional approach towards “third-way abolition,” a way to reimagine rehabilitative and punitive justice for those incarcerated in institutions. She is working towards this by studying sociological concepts of race, class, gender, and sexuality and how holders of certain identities fit into American government and power-dynamics. Currently, Aliya is a Legislative Fellow for the Spencer Frye Fellowship, assisting in conducting research on national legislation and drafting policy during Legislative Session at the Georgia State Capitol. Around campus, she is involved in the Student Government Association and Young Dems. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and continue to advocate for marginalized communities through academia.