Team
William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also Lead Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab. His efforts as a documentary maker began in grammar school, and led to a short but formative professional career as an editor and director of social activism and anthropological documentaries. Uricchio’s academic career began in...
Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin is the director of the Open Documentary Lab. As director, she develops and oversees the lab’s projects and operations, including Docubase, the Visiting Fellows program, research reports, and collaborations with institutions such as Tribeca Film Institute, IDFA DocLab, and the National Film Board of Canada. Wolozin has always had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change. Before joining the staff at MIT, she produced...
Katerina Cizek | Research Affiliate

Katerina Cizek | Research Affiliate

Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning director and pioneer in digital media: documentary, interactive and journalism. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution, and has itself become part of the movement. At the National Film Board of Canada, she helped redefine the organization as one of the world’s leading digital content hubs. She is the director and creative force behind the NFB’s award-winning digital documentary project HIGHRISE, and she realized the acclaimed...
Beyza Boyacioglu | Project Manager

Beyza Boyacioglu | Project Manager

Beyza Boyacioglu is an award-winning documentarian and media artist from Istanbul. Her projects explore issues of gender and identity, and almost always include an element of music. Currently she is producing a cross-platform documentary about Turkey’s queer pop legend Zeki Müren. The project includes an interactive web experience Zeki Müren Hotline that was premiered at IDFA DocLab 2016 and a feature length documentary which is currently in production. Her previous film Toñita’s was produced...
Sue Ding | Research Assistant

Sue Ding | Research Assistant

Sue Ding is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer. She has worked on arts/culture and public affairs projects for media outlets including PBS, WGBH, Tumblr, and International Channel Shanghai. Her production credits also include several Emmy Award-winning programs for New York City’s public television stations. Sue graduated from Brown University with a double major in Visual Arts and International Relations, and has also studied at the Rhode Island School of...

Sara Rafsky | Research Assistant

Sara Rafsky joins CMS and the Open Documentary Lab after working in Mexico City as Researcher on Central America at Amnesty International. Before that she was the Americas Research Associate for the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York, where she reported on press freedom in Latin American and the United States. Previously, she wrote about culture and politics as a freelance journalist in New York, South America and Southeast...
Meissa Hampton | Artist-in-Residence

Meissa Hampton | Artist-in-Residence

Meissa Hampton is a writer and filmmaker focused on telling stories with positive social and cultural impact.  Borrowing the name from her first book of poetry, she founded One Pair of Shoes Pictures, a company intent on promoting inspired contributors to filmmaking and drawing audiences with works that speak to our emotion, our intellect, and our era.  She serves as the company’s managing director and is currently completing her feature...
Luisina Pozzo Ardizzi | Production Coordinator

Luisina Pozzo Ardizzi | Production Coordinator

Born in a southern province of Argentina, Luisina started her artistic path by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in metal Sculpture. She was drawn into the audiovisual field because of her interest in collective creations and her profound passion for teamwork. At first she worked in the art department as a stage manager in film and theater. For the past 10 years, she has filled several roles in...