Dr. Natalie Böhler
Lecturer, Postdoc Researcher
Institute of Film Studies, University of Zurich

Dr. Natalie Böhler
Seminar für Filmwissenschaft, Universität Zürich
Tel.: + 41 [0] 44 634 35 01

Natalie Boehler is a postdoc researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Film Studies of the University of Zurich. Her current research project analyzes the cinematic representation modes of nature and landscape in recent Southeast Asian independent cinema, using this as a point of departure to examine the tension between nationalisms and an emerging regionalism, and independent cinema as a regional network. Her research interests lie in the fields of East and Southeast Asian Cinema, World Cinema, and the globalization of film and cultural theory.

Her dissertation focuses on Thai cinema, nationalism and cultural globalization and contributes to an understanding of local cinema experience, as seen in the context of local exhibition practices, storytelling traditions and orality, and transnational media culture. She has organized and curated workshops, film programmes and an exhibition project on Thai cinema as well as an international workshop on Spectrality in Asian Cinemas in 2011.

Research Interests:

Southeast Asian and Chinese Cinemas; World Cinema; transnationalism, postcolonialism and cultural globalization