I am a filmmaker, curator, and cultural anthropologist with a special interest in media practices and audio-visual anthropology. I have studied and conducted fieldwork in Cuba, Australia, Indonesia, the United States and France.
From 2012-2013 I was a visiting scholar at the Center for Media, Culture and History, New York University. I received my PhD through the University Research Priority Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich in October 2014. In August 2014 I joined the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern as a research assistant, teaching ethnographic media and film-making. My works have been screened at international film festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Barcelona International Women`s Film Festival, Frameline, Outfest, Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, among others.
From 2007-2011 I was the director and head programmer of the Southeast Asian section as well as the Queer Asia section of ASIAN HOT SHOTS BERLIN, a festival for Asian independent film and video art in Berlin.
Research and Teaching Interests
audio-visual and media anthropology, indigenous media, film festival studies, Southeast Asian cinema, sensory ethnography, queer and gender studies, cultural activism, urban studies, social movements, Indonesia, United States, Australia, Cuba, France.