Erica Fugger

Oral Historian & Peace Educator



Erica Fugger is an oral historian and peace educator based in the New York City area. She actively works with organizations, communities, and families to implement historical documentation and dialogue initiatives.

​Erica previously managed Columbia University's Center for Oral History Archives and Oral History MA program, and served as an Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. She also directed Washington College’s World War II public memory program, the National Home Front Project, which collaborated with diverse communities across the United States to document and preserve civilian experiences of the war.

​Erica is continuing to explore the lasting impacts of war and peace movements through doctoral work in Rutgers University-Newark's American Studies PhD program, where her research has been supported by fellowships from Humanities Without Walls, the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, and P.E.O. International. Her doctoral work builds upon foundations established through her MA degree in Oral History from Columbia University and her BA in History & German from Union College.

Bridging her academic work with applied practice, Erica currently serves as a co-director of Documenting Peace, a researcher for the New Jersey Community Organizing Oral History Project, and an archivist for the Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA.


Erica Fugger

Oral Historian & Peace Educator

PhD Candidate | American Studies

Rutgers University-Newark

peaceisnotpassive [at]


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