UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Current Student

Diana Ruiz



Diana Ruiz is a PhD student in Film & Media and holds a BA in Women's Studies and Certificate in Arts of the Moving Image from Duke University. Her research considers the politics of display in cinematic memorials of state-enforced dissapearances in the Global South. She is interested in representations of state violence, anti-colonial aesthetics, expanded cinema, animation, critical museum historiography, and architectural approaches to collective memory.