Erica Fontana

Erica Fontana
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Erica entered the anthropology program in the subfield of sociocultural/psychological anthropology. She received her B.A. in anthropology and journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.A. in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego and her M.A. thesis is title "Virtual Worlds, Real Subjectivities: Media Anthropology at the Personal/Public Interface". Her research interests include psychological anthropology, anthropology of media, digital anthropology, museum studies, memory studies, personal and collective memory, anthropology of art, identity, agency, performance, practice theory, person-centered interviewing, nationalism, politics of history, Europe, Poland, Africa. She is conducting her research in Poznań, Warsaw, Gdańsk, and Lublin, Poland. Erica's dissertation, which is in progress, is titled "Memory in Public: Changes in State, Nation, and Media in Contemporary Urban Poland".