Erica Masserano is a PhD student in the Cultural Studies and Creative Writing Department at the University of East London, and the first generation in her family to go to 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 journalismfund.eu. She has edited the Gaza-based Obliterated Families web documentary and contributed to UEL’s CityLife project, with oral history and living archives.
Erica will be working on a creative writing collection of autobiographical accounts from marginalised London communities and analysing the relationship between place and identity in the context of the emergence of new media 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.