Margit Rohringer was a Research Associate in Film Studies at the University of Leicester (UK) where she worked on the AHRB-funded project Balkan Cinema: Film and History (2004 – 2005). She studied Sociology and Communication at the University of Vienna and wrote a thesis on Yugoslav cinema. Her monograph Der jugoslawische Film nach Tito: Konstruktionen kollektiver Identitäten was published by Lit-Verlag (2008). She has written various articles, reviews and essays, related to Balkan cinema and culture and has been in charge for several film programmes featuring the cinema of the region. During her stay in the UK, she taught "Researching World Cinemas" at Leicester University. She went back to Austria and now teaches "Film- and TV-Analysis" at the Institute of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna. She is also a member of the research group for 'Visual sociology' at the Vienna Institute of Sociology.