Elizabeth Hanna Rubio

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office Phone
Morrison Hall, Room 211
  • 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.