Elnari currently manages the IJR’s South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) project. Previously, Elnari worked in a South African election analysis space, which included research and training work pertaining to democratic political culture; facilitated cross-cultural and – boundary leadership development programmes for students; and, coordinated policy related stakeholder engagements.

Elnari completed a research masters in Political Science from Stellenbosch University as a Mandela Rhodes scholar. She also holds an Honours degree in Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree in Value and Policy Studies. She has furthermore pursued additional courses in conflict resolution, survey methodology, data analysis and dialogue facilitation.