I am Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, Affiliate Faculty in the Film & Media Studies Program and Associate Faculty in the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies at the University of Rochester. My research and teaching interests include late 20th-century German literature, film and culture; cinema studies; Marxist and feminist theories; and audio-visual criticism. I am the author of Mothers, Comrades & Outcasts in East German Women’s Films (Indiana University Press, 2016), and have published on East German and post-unification cinema in Seminar and Women in German Yearbook. I am also the co-editor of Spectacle: German Visual Culture, vol. 2 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015) and The Body: German Visual Culture, vol. 5 (forthcoming 2018). I am currently working on a collaborative book and documentary film project that explores the story of former Namibian refugees in East Germany, and am a member of the Digital Feminist Collective. I am