Media historian, critic, curator, and psychotherapist. Research and teaching focusses on the history and theory of documentary film and video; critical writing about film and media; death-denial in a death-centric, mediated world; trauma, collective memory, and history; and media consumption and the body. She has published eight books including a history of '70s video documentaries and is currently writing on the films of Errol Morris. She has also taught at New York University, City College/CUNY, Fordham University, Rutgers University, and Moscow State University; been guest curator for the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Brussels Video Festival, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others; and programmed independent film and video series for public and cable television.
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