UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Current Student

Alex Bush

media & environment, geography, historiography, modernity, photography, new media, data visualization



Alex Bush is a PhD candidate in Film & Media. Her dissertation, "Cold Storage: A Media History of the Glacier" (working title), examines the role played by visual media in the historical conceptualization of nature. In 2015, she co-organized the Third International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media with Renée Pastel and Linda Williams. She also worked as chief translator for the sourcebook The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907-1933, edited by Anton Kaes, Michael Cowan, and Nicholas Baer, for the University of California Press. She holds a M.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California, and an A.B. in Literature from Harvard University.