Pauline Shongov is a PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies with secondary fields in Anthropology and Critical Media Practice at Harvard University. Her work engages oral, visual, and material histories of place within archeological methodologies on media and landscape theory. Through the study of ruination, archaeology, and alternative practices of care, her films explore cultural mythologies and folkloric traditions, collective memories and imaginaries, local and diasporic forms of community belonging. She holds a concurrent degree in B.F.A. in Fine Arts and B.A. in College Scholar of Film from Cornell University as part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the College of Arts and Sciences. With the support of the FSC, she is working on a series of experimental ethnographies and docufictional films that center on a visual archeology of the Balkan space.