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Elizabeth Barahona

Northwestern University MA History, Duke University BA History


Elizabeth is a sixth-year doctoral student specializing in Latinx, African American, and United States history at Northwestern University. Her dissertation chronicles how Black and Latinx communities created grassroots coalitions to fight white supremacy in the Deep South, specifically Durham, North Carolina. Elizabeth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University studying Latinx history and human rights. Elizabeth co-founded a monthly wellness workshop for graduate women of color. She was the president of the History Graduate Student Organization, served on the executive board of the Latinx Graduate Student Association, and is a member of the Graduate Workers Union. Elizabeth has taught at the Cook County Jail and teaches low-income adults in Chicago.