Elizabeth Jacobs

Faculty Advisors: 

Emilio Parrado, Onoso Imoagene

Research Interests: 

Globalization, labor migration, immigrant integration, global cities


Elizabeth is a second year in the Sociology Ph.D. program. Her research spans the areas of migration, globalization, and immigrant incorporation and centers on the global flows of people, knowledge, and culture. She is currently working on a project on high-skilled labor migration to the United States, with a focus on the settlement patterns of H-1B visa holders.

Elizabeth earned her MA in Sociology at Columbia University, where she examined the evolution of New York City's language access policy as a specific mechanism of immigrant immigration. She graduated from Penn with a BA in Anthropology, and wrote an honors thesis on neighborhood displacement in Rio's favelas in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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