Along with being part of the department of sociology, Elisa is a member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, where she organises the weekly seminar series. Jointly with CCSR, Elisa teaches introductory and advance workshops in social network analysis and egonetworks. Before arriving in Manchester in 2008, Elisa worked as research fellow at University of Turin and University of Bozen, Italy. She completed her Ph.D in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research in 2006 at Catholic University of Milan.