Eliza Rose grew up in Brooklyn, New York. After living in Poland and working at the Galicia Museum in Krakow, Eliza started her PhD at Columbia in 2012. At Columbia, Eliza has organized a series of workshops and conferences that bring together scholars and cultural workers for exploratory conversations. These include Crisis and Critique (2015), All Things Living and Not (2017) and a series of workshops on contemporary Polish culture sponsored by culture.pl at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Eliza is currently at work on her thesis, which explores representations of labor in Polish and Yugoslavia in the 1970s. Eliza also works as a translator of Polish literature and academic writing. She has an invested interest in Science Fiction, and will be teaching a new course on SF from the Eastern Bloc at Columbia in 2019.