Erika Wolf came to SAS from the University of Otago (New Zealand), where she taught from 2003 to 2018. A native New Yorker, she completed a bachelor's degree at Princeton University and then trained in curatorial studies at the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program.
Erika then completed a doctorate in the History of Art and a master's degree in Russian & Eastern European Studies at the University of Michigan. Recognized internationally as an expert on Soviet photography and Russian visual culture, she has contributed to exhibition projects at the Reina Sofia Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Erika has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the International Research Exchange Board, the Center for Advanced Studies of the Visual Arts, the Kennan Institute, and the Harriman Institute. She is an Honorary Research Associate of the Munich Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Germany).