Marija Katalinic is currently in the final stage of her doctorate at the Kulturwissenschaft Institute, Humboldt University Berlin. With an MA degree in Visual Culture received at Westminster University in London, her academic background leads from Visual Culture, Media and Gender Studies. Katalinic works in an interdisciplinary field of cinema, memory and trauma studies with a special focus on post conflict cultures. In the last few years she has been working more closely with film in theory and practice; festival organisation, teaching visual pedagogies and working with a wide range of cultural and activist groups. Katalinic is a member of Center for Women Studies at the University in Rijeka, Croatia and has, since 2017, taken on a role of co-directing the International Association of Visual Culture (IAVC) with her colleague Dr. Sara Blaylock, University of Minnesota Duluth.