Judy Hoffmann is Professor of Practice in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies and the Department of Visual Arts. She has worked in film and video for over 25 years, and her research interests include documentary cinema and video, video and film production, ethnographic film and issues of representation and cultural ownership, and political film and video. She played a major role in the foundation of Kartemquin Films, a non-profit documentary production company, and serves on its Board of Directors. Her documentary credits include The Gates, a documentary on Jeanne Claude and Christo's Central Park installation, which aired on HBO in 2006; numerous PBS series, including Daley: The Last Boss for "American Experience" and Ken Burns' Baseball, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Jazz; a behind the scenes documentary DVD on Britney Spears, called Stages: Three Days in Mexico, and many more. She received her MFA from Northwestern University.