Elizabeth Dolan

Email: edolan7@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-1208

Elizabeth Dolan

Innovation and Practice Research Associate

Elizabeth Dolan is a Research Associate for the Pulte Institute’s Innovation and Practice Division. She is responsible for directing the development of the Society and Sustainability Partnership at the Institute, which brings together multidisciplinary teams of academics at the University to conduct applied research at the intersection of social and environmental challenges, especially research that considers Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and to the Environment. She is the chief manager of the Realizing Right for Water research project, a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the global mining company BHP that has been developing a framework for proactively mitigating human rights risk in water-intensive industrial contexts.  She also conducts research for the USAID-funded supporting Holistic and Actionable Research in Education (SHARE) program and supports the project implementation of the Expanding the Reach in Impact Evaluation (ERIE) Mechanism. 

Prior to joining the Pulte Institute, Elizabeth focused on labor migration policy formation and promoting ethical business practices in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. As a research assistant at the Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Elizabeth worked with Indonesian stakeholders and the ILO on the digitization of fishermen worker contracts. Other experiences include serving as the International Coordinator at an anti-trafficking organization on the Thai-Myanmar border and working with a Southeast Asian regional coalition to conduct research on the role of ASEAN countries of origin in protecting migrants while abroad. Elizabeth also had the pleasure of leading the Migration Alliance at Yale (MAY).

Elizabeth obtained a Bachelors in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University. Her senior thesis critically analyzed the role of tech companies during the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis. She loves poetry and hiking, and she is the proud founder of the non-profit Cross Out Cancer, Inc.