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).