Elliott Brennan

Research Associate, United States Studies Centre

Elliott Brennan is a Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre.

His work spans the breadth of the Centre but has focussed on social movements, protest, conspiracy theories and domestic extremism in the United States. He is a frequent commentator on US news and politics. His analysis has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Australian, ABC News and on CNN and Bloomberg television and radio among others.

Prior to joining the Centre, Elliott was a journalist, editor, television news producer and digital lead. He also previously served as the Policy and Publications Director for Young Australians in International Affairs – a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the voices of emerging leaders in the field.

In 2015, Elliott was the Australia Korea Fellow, a position jointly awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of Sydney. As part of this fellowship program, he worked at The Korea Herald in Seoul, where his writing was distributed nationally. In 2015, he was also awarded the Korea Australia Community Support Scholarship for Young Journalists and he now acts as the inaugural co-president of the scholarship program.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) and was awarded first-class honours in History from the University of Sydney for his thesis on Australia-Indonesia relations during the Howard years.

Areas of expertise

  • US domestic policy
  • Australia-US relations
  • US politics and elections