Kate Rennebohm is a PhD candidate in Harvard's Film and Visual Studies program.
Kate Rennebohm is a PhD candidate in Harvard's Film and Visual Studies program. Her doctoral thesis, “Ethical Re-Vision: Cinema’s Ethical Thought and Ethics’ Cinematic Thinking in the 20th Century,” argues for the dramatic, but un-theorized, influence of cinema upon ethical thinking and philosophy within the 21st century, via cinema’s introduction of the concept of “reviewing,” or the experience of re-encountering one’s self and the world through moving images. A regular contributor to Cinema Scope, she has also written for The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Film & History, Offscreen and Synoptique. Kate received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant for both her Doctorate and Masters, and just completed a year as a doctoral fellow with Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center. She also recently co-founded the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Film Philosophy Scholarly Interest Group, and is the current co-chair. See filmphilosophies.com.