Dr Berenike Jung is a research associate at the chair of Prof. Klaus Sachs-Hombach (Media Innovation and Change). She will take up a post as lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London in September 2019.
Berenike's research focuses on ethical and political questions of media representation and coverage, such as how cinema in particular brings ethical questions into focus and speaks to questions relating to inequality. Her research interests include documentary film; popular culture, film/philosophy; transnational cinema; film theory and digital media. She is currently working on projects about the ethics and agency(-ies) of digital media in prison and the materiality of the GIF.
Berenike studied Film Studies, Comparative Literature and American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Université Saint-Denis Paris VIII and New York University, supported by a Fulbright grant. She has worked as a writer and language teacher, on a documentary film project in Valparaíso, Chile, in the department of Foreign Rights at the publishing company Cornelsen as well as the IP company Serviva in Berlin.
She obtained her PhD in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick in 2016, supported by a Chancellor Scholarship. Her thesis The Invisibilities of Torture. Political Torture and Visual Evidence in U.S. and Chilean Fiction Cinema (2004 - 2014) was supervised by Professors Stella Bruzzi and John King and will be published by Edinburgh University Press. During an Early Career Fellowship at the University at Warwick, she created a podcast about Artificial Intelligence and Gender Trouble and won a prize for the design of a mental health app for PG students.