Dr. Kerstin Knopf holds an M.A. in American/Canadian, Hispanic and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Greifswald in Germany. She studied also in Pomona, Los Angeles (USA), Regina (Canada), and Gothenburg (Sweden). Twice she spent six months in Regina at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (now First Nations University of Canada) in order to do research for her MA Thesis Aboriginal Women and Film in Canada and for her PhD. She received her PhD from Greifswald University with the dissertation Decolonizing the Lens of Power: A Study of Indigenous Films in North America which she is currently preparing for publication. Kerstin Knopf has worked for the International Office and is now assistant professor to the Chair of North American Studies at the University of Greifswald. Right now, Kerstin Knopf is a visiting scholar at the Institute of Canadian Studies, University of Ottawa, on a Government of Canada Awards scholarship doing research for her second PhD.

Festivals: 2005 (fall)

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