Elizabeth Hanna Rubio is a UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of American Cultures and Asian American Studies Center. In June 2021, she received her PhD in cultural anthropology at UC Irvine. Based on five 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 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. Outside of her academic work, she engages in mutual aid work with unhoused neighbors in Orange and Los Angeles Counties and organizes with undocumented Korean American communities.
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What Is #StopAAPIHate to the Incarcerated and Deported?
On March 15, 2021, the Biden administration authorized a flight deporting thirty-three Vietnamese Americans from Texas to Vietnam. Most of the people on the fli... More
Refusing “Undocumented”: Imagining Survival Beyond the Gift of Papers
Audra Simpson (2014, 22) has described how accepting the supposed gift of citizenship from the U.S. or Canadian governments is an impossible project for the Ind... More