Elizabeth Stigler is a Ph.D. student in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department and a graduate certificate student in the Museum Studies department at the University of Kansas. She is in the early stages of her dissertation research which examines how Midwestern Czech Americans have used food to resist assimilation, preserve traditional memory, and build community. Elizabeth is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for WGSS and is developing a new cultural food studies course to be taught in Spring of 2016. Elizabeth is learning to speak Czech and is a member of the Association of Women in Slavic Studies. She received her B.A. in women's studies from Augustana College and holds two master's degrees in gender studies; one from Roosevelt University in Chicago and another from the University of Kansas.
In Spring 2016, Liz was awarded a 2016 Graduate Summer Research Fellowship from the KU Office of Graduate Affairs.
Since August of 2015, Liz has been the Production Assistant for the American Studies Journal published out of KU.