Patricia Pfeifer is a Research assistant, lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department of Film Studies at the University of Zurich. She studied Art History, Slavic studies and Cultural
Studies in Bamberg, Paris and Munich. After the Completion of her Master thesis on
Czechoslovak New Wave Cinema she worked as a Research assistant at the Institute for Art
History at the Ludwig-Maximilians- University Munich and was Fellow at the Graduate
School for East and South East European Studies in Munich and Regensburg. Her PhD-
project approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective aesthetic strategies of interval and in-betweenness in contemporary films and visual art works from East Central Europe. It deals
with the question of how the process of political and social transformation in the post-
communist countries is being visualised by a young generation of artists and filmmakers. Her
articles on Hungarian films, Romanian and (post-)Yugoslav cinema have been published in
Swiss film journals, in Studies in Eastern European Cinema and Studies in Contemporary