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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Erica Fugger

Oral Historian

Erica Fugger is Oral Historian to Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. She is currently developing educational resources and community partnerships for the StoryQuest Oral History Program’s nationwide initiative recording memories of World War II from the American home front.

For five years, Erica worked and studied at Columbia University in various roles, spanning Collections Manager of the Columbia Center for Oral History Archives, Research Fellow on the Wake Up Oral History Project, and Project Coordinator to the Oral History MA program. She has served as Founding President of the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association and co-chaired the 2017 Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region conference, Oral History & The City, in New York.

Erica’s research focus lies in examining the personal narratives underpinning peace activism and social movements. In Fall 2018, she will be teaching a first-year seminar on nonviolent civil resistance and oral history entitled, “I Ain’t Gonna Study War No More”: Building Peace & Historical Agency. In her spare time, Erica offers interview workshops and project consultations to groups around the globe. She holds an MA in Oral History from Columbia University and a BA in History & German from Union College.