Anne von Petersdorff is a doctoral candidate in German Studies with a certificate in Digital Humanities at Michigan State University. She completed a Bachelor in International Tourism and Leisure with a specialization in Strategic Business Management (NHVT Breda, Netherlands and Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium) and a Master in Culture-Language-Media (University of Flensburg, Germany). During her Bachelor and Master she also studied in Mexico and Cuba. She worked as a production assistant and line producer on TV -commercials, short films and feature film productions.

As part of her hybrid dissertation project (UNEXPECTED JOURNEYS: AT THE CROSSROADS OF COLLABORATIVE FILMMAKING AND FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP) she co-directed her first feature lengths documentary film with Maria Perez Escala (



Ph.D. Program in German Studies & Digital Humanities, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, Aug. 2013 – present.

MA in Culture, Language and Media, University of Flensburg, Germany.

/professional experience

Instructor in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University, USA 2014 – present.

Instructor for German (different levels), Kapitel Zwei Sprachschule, Berlin, Germany. 2017.

Film Festival Selection Committee Member at the Festival de Cine Latinoamericano 2015 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Conference Co-Organizer:
That Camp Languages, The Humanities and Technology Camp. Michigan State University, MI, USA.
Bootcamp on iMovie Basics (Organizer)

Audiovisual Communicator: Ashoka – Innovators for the Public. Communications Department. Strategic Marketing and Video production, Washington D.C., USA. April 2012 – July 2012.

Production assistant at Draftfcb Germany (Advertising Agency), TV Department, Hamburg, Germany. 2009 – 2010.

Freelance Videographer: Imagefilms, Documentations and Tutorials for Humboldt University Berlin, Ashoka, Suitepad, Ruf Youthtravel etc.. June 2011 – present.

Production Assistant/Set Runner: Herbstfilm – Production Company, Berlin, Germany. Aug. 2009 – Oct. 2009.


2018 Honorable Mention for Wanderlust at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Film Festival “Latin American Studies in a Globalized World” (May 2018) Barcelona, Spain

2017  Official selection & winner in the category: La voz que rompe el silencio for Wanderlust [The voice that breaks the silence]: Festival Internacional de Cine de Fusagasugá, Fusagasugá, Colombia

2016 Award for post-production funding from the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales Argentina

2015 Official selection WORK IN PROGRESS Mar del Plata International Film festival with Wanderlust, cuerpos en tránsito.

2015 Humanities Without Walls Summer Workshop Fellowship

2015 HASTAC scholar fellowship program

2014 College of Arts and Letters Summer Research Fellowship

2014 College of Arts and Letters Short Film Competition, 1st  prize

2014  Max Kade Fellowship

2012  Nomination,  short on work (Global Short Video Contest on Contemporary Work), Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Marco Biagi, Italy.

2012 Scholarship program for internships in the US, Organization for International Collaboration (giz)

2011 KAUSA Media Award, 3rd prize in the category TV for Education without Borders (2011, 5min report). Awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Berlin, Germany.


For a more detailed overview please download my CV