Karen Alexander is an independent film and moving image curator, writer and researcher. She has worked with the BFI and the RCA, working across media, arts and culture. Her research areas are black women and representation, national identity and collective memory. Recent projects include Curating Conversations (2014 & 2015), Black Atlantic Cinema Club (Autograph, Watershed 2016); and exhibitions Whip It Good: Spinning From History’s Filthy Mind (Autograph, 2015) Dream Time: We All have Stories (Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2018). In 2017 Alexander co-founded the commissioning platform Philomela’s Chorus. She is currently a tutor at UAL and a consultant with Cinema Rediscovered in Bristol.