Wakae Nakane is a PhD student and Annenberg Fellow in Cinema and Media Studies at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include feminist criticism and theory, documentary film and video, experimental cinema, and Japanese film and culture. She received her BA in Art History and MA in Cinema Studies from Nagoya University, Japan. She has published her works both in English and in Japanese, including “Constructing an Intimate Sphere Through Her Own Female Body: Naomi Kawase’s Documentary Films” in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image (eds. Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers, 2018) and Eizogaku (in Japanese), and “Female Performers as Authors: Documentary Film Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 and the Women’s Liberation Movement” in JunCture (in Japanese).