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Isis Luxenburger

Attracted by the dusty smell of old paper, she dreamt of becoming an archivist, a librarian or a genealogist (rummaging through desolate attics, hunting metaphorical treasures) when she was a child. As an avid cinema-goer also fascinated by old films, she took film studies classes while studying translation and worked on films within this discipline. Her supervisor sparked interest in industrial films, on which she has been working since. As a scholar searching both archives and libraries for gems and treasures, it turns out that working at the interface between Film Studies and Cultural Studies somehow realized this childhood dream in the end.