BA, 2013, Anthropology & Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania
MA, 2016, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Lisa Doi’s research focuses on memory and memorialization of Japanese American World War II incarceration. Her dissertation project is an ethnographic engagement with Japanese American pilgrimages to World War II incarceration sites. Lisa’s work is highly engaged, bridging her academic work with her co-directorship of Tsuru for Solidarity, a collective of progressive Japanese Americans engaged in abolitionist and racial healing work. Together, these interests allow Lisa to both theorize and practice a Japanese American politic that is rooted in history but that is also aspiring towards a more capacious future. Lisa is also a curatorial assistant at the Japanese American National Museum, the President of the Japanese American Citizens League Chicago, and a 2021-2023 Sacred Journey Fellow with Interfaith America.
Doi, Elizabeth. 2022. “Tadaima 2021: A Community Virtual Pilgrimage, Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages (JAMP) in partnership with the National Park Service.” The Public Historian. 44 (2): 147-149 https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2022.44.2.127