Erin Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Erin is the author of the multimedia memoir, What Hadn’t Happened, winner of a 2013 Digital Storymakers Award Grand Prize in multimedia nonfiction, sponsored by The Atavist and the Pearson Foundation. Her interactive documentary, The Olive Project: An Oral History Composition in Multiple Modes, was selected for the Kairos Best Webtext Award, sponsored by Kairos journal, in 2012. She has also published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and presents regularly at national conferences in writing, media studies, and oral history.
Erin earned her Ph.D. in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation, The Material Poetics of Digital Voice: A Creative-Critical Inquiry, uses practice-based media to explore the creative and ethical potential of writing with the voices of others.
Born and raised in Kent, Washington, Erin holds Bachelors degrees in Comparative History of Ideas and Communication from the University of Washington and a Masters degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Previously, she worked in independent media and homeless advocacy, locally with Seattle’s Real Change News and at the headquarters of the International Network of Street Papers in Glasgow, Scotland.
New Media Gallery 2015-16 (Atrium Gallery): Our Time Is Up