Erica Kowsz is a PhD Candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her B.A. from Hamilton College in 2011, her M.A. from in Anthropology from UMass Amherst in 2015, and a Graduate Certificate in Cultural Landscapes Management from UMass Amherst in 2017. Her current research brings together semiotic approaches to social difference in contemporary liberal democracies, political and legal anthropology, and critical indigenous studies to examine the politics of recognition of indigenous peoples in Norway and the U.S. over the past four decades (click here to read more about the project).
At ISSR, Erica specializes in qualitative research methods and qualitative data analysis software, including both MAXQDA and NVivo.