Elizabeth Fair


Elizabeth Fair studies the concept of cultural heritage in California and how museums, monuments, murals, and other elements of public visual and material culture interact with that concept, especially in regard to transpacific immigration in the 20th century. She is interested in evolving vernacular and institutional interpretations of history through art and architecture, particularly at intersections of memory and public space, as well as in cultural hybridity and constructions of American identity and citizenship. She holds a BA and MA in U.S. History from Stanford University and has worked for the Angel Island State Park Immigration Station Museum.