Elisa Kim is a PhD student in the Sociology department. She received her B.A. in Asian American Studies from Pomona College, where she focused on U.S. race relations. She continued her studies at Stanford, receiving her M.A. in East Asian Studies, her thesis a descriptive analysis on the relational landscape of North Korean human rights organizations. Currently, she is interested in race relations in South Korea, in particular, in thinking of North Koreas in South Korea as a case study to better theoretically unpack the conceptual differences between "race" and "ethnicity."