Melanie Brusseler is a Washington based Senior Researcher with E3G’s Better Recovery Unit. She researches the political economy of green financial reform and global coordinated green reconstruction, with a focus on advancing a global green economic recovery to the COVID-19 crisis.
Melanie brings expertise, and maintains broad interest, in political economic theory and planetary governance.
Previously, she worked as a researcher in political-economic theory at the DC-based Next System Project, which advances work on progressive and sustainable political economy.
Melanie holds a BA/MA in English and a BA in International Political Economy from Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College and an MA in Global Thought—an interdisciplinary program in global political economy and governance—from Columbia. Her graduate work sat at the intersection of political, global, and political-economic theory, considering the shifting relationship(s) between money, planetary governance, and the state.
Outside of work, Melanie enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, reading, going for long walks with a podcast on, and spending time with her community.