Leshu Torchin (MA/PhD in Cinema Studies, NYU and Certificate in Culture and Media, NYU) is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews (UK), where she works on the subject of screen media, genocide, and human rights advocacy. Co-author of Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe
and co-editor of Film Festivals and Activism
, she has contributed to a range of journals such as Third Text, Film & History, American Anthropologist
, and Cineaste
and writes popular analyses of cultural phenomena for Souciant
. Her monograph, Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide in Film, Video and the Internet
, is due out with University of Minnesota Press November 2012. Her current work focuses on the representation of economic rights as human rights and the formation of a visual rhetoric of economic justice.