Ileana Selejan is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her work focuses on war and documentary, and the intersection of esthetics, ethics, and protest in photography and art; she was the recipient of the 2012–13 Joan and Stanford Alexander Award for her dissertation research in Nicaragua. Before moving to New York, Ileana studied in Germany at Jacobs University Bremen, receiving her BA and MA in the history of art and literature. She previously taught at New York University, and in the Fine Arts Department at West University, Timisoara, Romania. Ileana also writes independently, and is a contributing member of kinema ikon, a Romanian-based new media experimental art group.