Eric W Ross

Eric W Ross

Eric W Ross

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Museum studies, memory studies, dissensus, political subjectivity, and cultural policy

Eric W. Ross is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. He holds a B.A. in English from Carthage College and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of South Florida.

His dissertation examines activist history museums from the United States and Canada that have been influential in their local, national, and international contexts and aims to capture the ways these museums have utilized the museum form to shape and challenge dominant historical discourse(s) and political subject formation by centering memories and histories that are left out or marginalized within the national imaginary, employing alternative temporalities to challenge those narratives, and encouraging visitors to become activists themselves

In 2021 he was a residential fellow with the Center for Humanities Research at George Mason University and is currently a graduate lecturer with the School of Integrative Studies and the Honors College



Grants and Fellowships

2021-22 - Doctoral Research Scholar Fellowship, GMU Office of the Provost

Fall 2021 - Graduate Residential Fellowship, GMU Center for Humanities Research


Courses Taught

HNRS 260: Museums and Public Memory

CULT 320: Globalization and Culture

INTS 320: The Social Construction of Difference: Gender, Race, and Class

INTS 101: Narratives of Identity


University of South Florida, American Studies, MA

Carthage College, English, BA


In the Media

Spring 2022 Colloquium Series w/ Dr. Katherine Hite -- Second Nature Podcast

Social Justice Educators roundtable -- Second Nature Podcast

"Just Urban Futures" -- Interview with Ashley Dawson