Graduate Student Directory

Eli Erlick
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
  • Affiliations Graduate Studies Division, Humanities Division, Feminist Studies Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Feminist Studies Library, 316
    • N/A
  • Mail Stop No Mailstop

Biography, Education and Training

Eli Erlick is a Ph.D. candidate in Feminist Studies, where she researches the transgender movement. Her broader interdisciplinary work focuses on biopolitics transgender/queer studies, and acitvism. She received her B.A. in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with honors from Pitzer College in December 2016. She is the former director of Trans Student Educational Resources (www.transstudent.org), a national youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for transgender students, where her work emphasizes transgender youth activism, education, and media. Erlick co-founded the organization at the age of sixteen in 2011 while attending high school in rural Northern California. It has since grown to one of the largest transgender organizations in the country.

Eli is a Westly Foundation, Peace First, and Amaphiko fellow and has been recognized internationally by Glamour Magazine, NPR, and Teen Vogue alongside numerous other publications. Her work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times among dozens of additional outlets. You can learn more about Erlick at www.elierlick.com.