Isabella Alexander, PhD, Writer, Director & Producer

… Isabella is an anthropologist, writer, and documentary filmmaker, who has spent the past decade living between the U.S. and North Africa. One of the world’s leading experts on immigration law and international human rights, she's 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 has written extensively on Europe’s unfolding migrant and refugee crisis. When not in the field, she's a Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Film & Media Studies 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 communities 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 and lasting social change for those who have been marginalized. 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