Elisa Kim is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research expands on the relationship between racialization and prejudice, using North Koreans in South Korea as a case study because of its contextual singularity. She is additionally interested in the conceptual meaning(s) of "race" and "ethnicity," and how categorical boundaries are related to culture. Previously, she majored in Asian American Studies at Pomona College and has an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford while researching the relational landscape of North Korean human rights organizations.