Alyssa Grossman is a social and visual anthropologist, currently based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work spans the fields of memory studies, critical heritage, museum studies, visual culture, and art/anthropology collaborations. Her ongoing research in Romania has been looking at everyday sites and practices of remembrance work in post-communist Bucharest, with the incorporation of filmmaking and other visual, sensory, and experimental methodologies into her fieldwork.
Her other films about memory in the post-communist Romanian context include Lumina amintirii / In the Light of Memory (2010, awarded Best Feature Length Film at Temple University's 2nd Annual Futures of Visual Anthropology film festival), and Memory Objects, Memory Dialogues (2011, co-directed with Selena Kimball).
She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media from the University of Manchester (2010), and an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester's Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (2005).
Films Available at DER
Into the Field