Barbara Wurm teaches Russian literature and film at the Slavic Department of the Humboldt University Berlin. She received her M.A. from Vienna University and is currently writing her dissertation on Early Soviet Kulturfilm. Former teaching assignments and research fellowships in Basel, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leipzig, Munich and Warsaw. Her main interests include the literary, visual, and political culture of Soviet Avantgarde, media theory, (Russian) film history, and documentary film. She has co-edited and co-written two publications on Dziga Vertov, a booklet on Gerbert Rappaport, and has published several articles (in German mainly). She works as programmer for the goEast film festival in Wiesbaden and consultant for Dok Leipzig. Her film reviews and festival reports appear in journals and newspapers like Senses of Cinema, Sight and Sound, Ray, Kolik Film, Kinokultura, Filmdienst, EPD Film, Berliner Zeitung, die Tageszeitung. In the photo she is wearing her Ferroni brigade uniform.