Liis Jõhvik is a PhD student of history at Tallinn University since 2017. She has graduated from the University of Vienna (Women’s and Gender History – MATILDA program, 2017). She has studied as an exchange student at the Gender Studies Department at Central European University in Budapest (2015–2016). She has curated an exhibition about home movies and amateur films in the Soviet kitchen “To eat to remember” in the Museum of Occupation and Freedom in Tallinn (2018). Currently, she studies analog media and its reuse. She is interested in how the (Soviet) past is rethought when watching the old home movies and amateur films in the present. Her research interests include Soviet history, gender history and theory, home movie and amateur film theory and memory studies.
Her recent publications:
“Make Love at War? Representing Gender and Memory in the Soviet Estonian Film Dark Windows (Pimedad aknad, Tõnis Kask, 1968).” Baltic Screen Media Review 6, no. 1 (December 2018), 20–37.