Sara Jacobs is originally from Springfield, Illinois and currently lives in Chicago. She graduated from American University’s Honor’s College in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Spanish/Latin American Studies in 2012. Her OHMA thesis focuses on a group of activists in her hometown who are working to address racial and economic disparities in the city. Their life histories cover topics like incarceration, displacement, and community organizing. To hear clips as well as full oral histories, visit http://www.urbanactionnetwork.org/
Erica Fugger is Oral Historian to Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. She is currently developing educational resources and community partnerships for the StoryQuest Oral History Program, a nationwide initiative recording memories of World War II on the American home front.
For five years, Erica worked and studied at Columbia University in various roles, spanning Collections Manager of the Columbia Center for Oral History Archives, Research Fellow on the Wake Up Oral History Project, and Project Coordinator to the Oral History MA program. Her research focus lies in examining the personal narratives underpinning peace activism and social movements.
Erica has served as the Founding President of the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association and on the organizing team for the Oral History Association Mentorship Program. She recently co-chaired the 2017 Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region conference, Oral History & The City, in New York. In her spare time, Erica offers interview workshops and project consultations to groups around the globe.
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