Véréna Paravel is a filmmaker and anthropologist working at the Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Study Center at Harvard University. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her films include Foreign Parts (with J.P. Sniadecki, 2010), Interface Series (2009-10), 7 Queens (2008) and Leviathan (2012). Foreign Parts won seven international awards, including Best First Feature Award and Special Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival (2010) and the Grand Prize at Punto de Vista (2011). A New York Times Critics’ Pick, it was also an official selection of the New York Film Festival (2010) and the Viennale (2010). She is currently at work on a new film, Pavor Nocturnus, and various installation projects.