Elizabeth Aranda, Ph.D.


Elizabeth Aranda, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. A native of Puerto Rico, she has dedicated herself to documenting the lived experience of migration and to share (im)migrants’ stories through her research and teaching. She is author of Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico and co-author of Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami. Her research has appeared in various journals such as Social Problems, and Gender & Society, among others. 

Elizabeth Aranda

Rebecca Blackwell, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Rebecca Blackwell, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the University of South Florida. Her research is currently focused on emotions in society and narrative communication. She applies narrative theory and narrative analysis to the study of the lived experience of place-making and of cultural understandings of health and illness, migration, race, disability, and gender. She has also done research on human rights issues and post-conflict restorative justice processes in Latin America. 

Rebecca Blackwell