Elizabeth Cohen

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
Spring 2022
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Elizabeth F. Cohen is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Political Science. She is the author of four books: Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All (Basic Books 2020); The Political Value of Time: Citizenship, Duration, and Democratic Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2018, winner of the APSA Best Book Award for Migration and Citizenship); Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and Citizenship (with Cyril Ghosh) (Polity Press, 2019). In addition to her scholarly writing, Elizabeth has also published op-eds in venues such as the Atlantic, the Washington Post and Politico. Elizabeth’s research interests focus on immigration, contemporary political theory, justice, citizenship, and rights. At Princeton she will work on a book about the political significance of line-waiting and first-come-first-served as a distributive principle. She is also researching the rise of short-term immigration and the casualization of citizenship in the contemporary United States.