Samantha Fox

Student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow (Graduate Student) 2016 - 17

Samantha Maurer Fox is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Columbia. She received her BA with high honors from Dartmouth College in 2008, where she was a Senior Fellow, and her MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität in 2010. Her dissertation, titled “Eisenhüttenstadt: the Social and Cultural Effects of Remaking Urban Environments,” focuses on contemporary urban renewal efforts in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, a steel manufacturing city on the border between Germany and Poland founded in 1950 as a socialist utopian project.

Fox conducted dissertation research from 2014 to 2016 with the support of the DAAD, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and National Science Foundation. She was a Heyman Center Fellow from 2016 to 2017, and will be a Mellon-CES Fellow in 2017-2018.