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Aneliza Ruiz

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Aneliza Ruiz (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of the Graduate Division’s Chancellor Fellowship and former Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She received her B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2019. Her research interests lie in Latinx aesthetics, popular culture, Women of Color Feminisms, and questions of belonging and home-making. Prior to her time at Berkeley, Aneliza had a short and occasionally illustrious career in entertainment, working in film finance and podcast development