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Erin Anderson

Assistant Professor
CL 509B

Erin Anderson is an audio producer, multimedia storyteller, and Assistant Professor in the Writing Program, where she is currently developing a curriculum in narrative audio and podcasting. Erin is the author/producer of Our Time Is Up, winner of the Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award (2016) and “What Hadn’t Happened,” winner of The Atavist’s Digital Storymakers Award (2013). Her audio stories have been featured on KCRW’s UnFictional, WHYY’s The Pulse, and the podcast Serendipity. She has produced installations for several exhibitions and festivals, including at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery in Seattle and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. She is currently working on a narrative podcast series for Cement City Productions, with Anonymous Content.

Erin has also published scholarly essays and multimedia works in journals of writing, performance, and digital cultureincluding LiminalitiesEnculturationReconstruction, andKairos. She earned her PhD in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014.


Listen to “Being Siri” on KCRW’s UnFictional

Listen to Our Time Is Up on Serendipity

Watch “Her Husband’s Wife’s Pancreas” in Quarterly West 

Read/listen to “What Hadn’t Happened”

Teaching and Writing 

I believe that writing in digital forms should support students’ growth as writers in general, whether they’re writing for the eye or the ear, the page or the screen, with words or with images. As a teacher, I strive to always place technology in the service of storytelling, giving students the skills they need to create work that excites them without feeling like they need to know and do it all. By learning how to learn what they need to know moving forward, students leave my classes with a new set of tools to do the work they love.

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