Erica Lehrer is a socio cultural anthropologist and curator. She is currently Associate Professor in the departments of History and Sociology Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, where she also holds a Canada Research Chair, and is the Founding Director of the Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV). She is the author of Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places (Indiana University Press 2013), and co editor of Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (Palgrave-Macmillan 2010), Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland (Indiana University Press, 2015), and Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions (McGill-Queens, forthcoming). In summer 2013 she curated the exhibit Souvenir, Talisman, Toy at the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow, and in 2014 published the accompanying book Lucky Jews and the online exhibit www.luckyjews.com.
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