Frances Guerin completed her PhD in Cinema Studies at NYU in 2000, following an MA in Art History at University of Melbourne, in Australia. She is currently Marie Curie Fellow at the Instutitut für Medienwissenschaft, Ruhr University, Bochum in Germany. She is the author of A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany (University of Minnesota Press, 2005). She is co-editor of The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture (Wallflower Press, 2007). Her articles have appeared in international journals, including Cinema Journal, Screening the Past, Film and History, and Cinema e Cie. Her book entitled Through Amateur Eyes: Cinema and Photography in Nazi Germany is forthcoming with University of Minnesota Press. Another book, "The Truth is Always Grey": From Grisaille to Gerhard Richter is also forthcoming. Her work in progress includes the monograph, Industrial Views: Art, Industry and Identity in the Ruhr Valley. She is also editing a collection of articles by young scholars: On Not Looking: Essays on Images and Viewers. Frances lives in Paris.