Alex Eleazar

Graduate Student


Migration, gender & sexuality, race & ethnicity, Central America, postcolonial feminist theory


Smith College, B.A. in Sociology


Alex Eleazar (they/she) is a PhD student and UCSB Doctoral Scholar interested the experiences of LGBTQ migrants, with a focus on identity formation and transnational community ties. Alex is a first-generation college student and received a B.A. in Sociology and minor in Gender studies from Smith College. At Smith, Alex was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and researched the cultural and historical relationships between immigration detention and prisons.


Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2021)