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, and France. From 2012-2013 I was a visiting scholar at the Center for Media, Culture and History, New York University. I received my Ph.D. 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 co-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, autogestion, workers' economy, Indonesia, United States, Australia, Cuba, France.