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Erica Masserano

Erica Masserano

PhD Scholar  |  University of East London  |  2018–2021

Erica Masserano has been a PhD student in the Cultural Studies and Creative Writing Department at the University of East London between 2018–21. She is the first generation in her family to graduate from university.

Her interest in the politics of recognition and the right to have rights has been paired with translating and editing texts about workers’ rights and migration, as well as investigative fieldwork funded by She has edited the Gaza-based Obliterated Families web documentary and contributed to UEL’s CityLife project, with oral history and living archives.

Erica is working on a creative writing collection of accounts from marginalised London communities and analysing the relationship between place and identity in the context of community, austerity and the changing face of the city.

She has an MA in Writing: Imaginative Practice from UEL, funded by an AHRC scholarship and has also earned an MA scholarship and an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is fluent in Italian, English, Danish and Spanish.

Erica Masserano