Elizabeth (EB) Saldaña

Elizabeth (EB) Saldaña is a first year student whose research interests include restorative approaches in caregiving, state violence and control, youth citizenship and advocacy, and economic transitions in Kentucky. She studies surveillance and youth recidivism in the Kentucky child welfare system, focusing particularly on psychiatric residential treatment facilities. EB uses ethnography to explore affective responses to institutionalization, displacement, and trauma, and narratives of community and recovery among youth with multiple placements.