elizaBeth Simpson

Email: ejsimpso@illinois.edu

Cohort: 2015

RESEARCH INTERESTS 
elizaBeth Simpson studies the dynamics of collaboration, participation, social responsibility, and personal agency, especially as they intersect with cultural work. Her current research interests include participatory knowledge making, with particular emphasis on embodied and distributed cognition, political theater, and restorative justice. In addition to her work as a researcher, elizaBeth has been a facilitator and consultant for grassroots social justice organizations for over 18 years, and is also a performance and multimedia artist who specializes in collaborative projects with people who would not call themselves “creative.”

RESEARCH KEYWORDS
collaboration, small group decision-making, cultural organizing, restorative justice, intersectionality, critical race theory, disability theory 

ACADEMIC ROLES

  • 2018 Bailey Fellow
  • 2018 Tinker Fellow
  • 2015 and 2016 INTERSECT Seeing Systems Fellow
  • Former ICR Cohort Rep (2015 and 2016)
  • Former GEO Communications Officer (2014) 
  • Former GEO Solidarity Committee Member (2017)

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME
I can spin fire, and I am about to complete an album. 

elizaBeth Simpson