Nora Alter is the author of Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage; Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film; Chris Marker; and is currently completing a book on the international essay film. With Lutz Koepnick, she is co-editor of Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture. She has been awarded year-long research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Howard Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Alter serves on the editorial board of the German Quarterly and is a professor in film and media studies at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.