My body of work weaves together feminist thought with my interest in human-centric documentary storytelling.

Filmmaker. Storyteller.

Writer. Educator.

I received my Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Vienna University in 1998 with a dissertation on the representation of AIDS in the media and the Act Up movement. I then studied semiotics at the Università degli studi di Bologna under Umberto Eco, and medical anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. As a post-doc, in 1999, I moved to the United States to study comparative literature and film at Stanford University.

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