Elena Ayala-Hurtado is a PhD student in sociology at Harvard University. Her research examines how individuals make sense of and
manage uncertainty. Her current research focuses on how young university graduates in Spain and the United States manage their
identities, narrate their futures, and contemplate possibilities for action in contexts of widespread economic insecurity and employment
precarity. She is interested in issues of culture, gender, and young adulthood more generally. Before starting graduate school, Elena
earned a B.A. in Sociology and English with Honors from Stanford University and taught high school in Spain through the Fulbright
This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.
PhD Student in Sociology, Harvard University
Graduate Student Affiliate & Seminar Coordinator, CES, Harvard University