Erica Bruchko

African American Studies and U.S. History Librarian

Services, Robert W. Woodruff Library


  • BA, History and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
  • MA, History, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Professional Profile

Erica Bruchko joined the Robert W. Woodruff Library in 2010. She has a BA in History and Anthropology from the University of South Carolina and an MA in History from Emory University.

In addition to collection development in African American Studies and US History, her interests include archives education, historical methods training, and digital humanities. 

Erica has authored several reference publications for ABC-CLIO, and is currently serving on their digital history awards review board and is a member of ACRL's African American Studies Section. She has presented papers and posters at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, EDUCAUSE Southeast and the American Library Association Annual Conference. 

In addition to her library work, Erica is a practicing historian, completing a dissertation in the Department of History at Emory on slaves’ informal economic networks in the American South. To support her research, she has been awarded grants and fellowships from institutions including the Earhart Foundation, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the South Caroliniana Library, and Emory University, and has presented papers at conferences including the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.