- Ph.D., UC Irvine
Elizabeth Hanna Rubio is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Program in Asian American Studies at the Effron Center for the Study of America of Princeton University. Prior to arriving to Princeton, she served as a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of American Cultures and Asian American Studies Center at UCLA. In June 2021, she received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at UC Irvine. Based on six years of ethnographic research with undocumented Korean American organizers in Southern California, Washington D.C., and Chicago, her current book manuscript examines the fraught politics of multiracial coalition- building in immigrant justice spaces and the complexities of enacting immigrant justice through an abolitionist lens. Elizabeth builds on her work as a community organizer to conduct research that responds to emergent questions and practices in leftist social justice spaces. You can find her work published in Amerasia Journal, The Journal for the Anthropology of North America, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other mediums.