Isabella Alexander, PhD, Writer, Director & Producer

… Isabella is an anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker, who has spent the past decade living between the U.S. and Morocco. One of the world’s leading experts on immigration law and international human rights, she is the first to ever conduct extensive research in Moroccan detention centers or in the hidden border camps on the edges of the E.U., and she has written extensively on Europe’s unfolding migrant and refugee crisis. When not in the field, she is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta and is motivated by the power of film to educate broad audiences. Trained as a visual anthropologist, she strives to honor the stories of those on screen and always encourages collaborative work within the community being filmed. Isabella is thrilled to see the incredible community of supporters coming together around THE BURNING. It is a community of individuals who, like her, believe in the power of stories to create positive social change. You can read more at:

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Emory University

M.A. in Anthropology, Emory University

M.A. in Social Science, University of Chicago

M.F.A. in Film, Speos Institute of Photography

B.A. in Anthropology, New York University