Professor Romy Sutherland, BA, BA (hons.), MA, PhD, specializes in film in cultural and historical contexts as it intersects with other art forms. She has a special interest in Australian, Spanish and Latin American cinema; and in the health humanities. She teaches upper division courses in Comparative Literature including a course on the art of film adaptation, and she also teaches courses for UCLA’s cluster program in which film can illuminated interdisciplinary issues such as neuroscience or mental health. Her publications include “Commanding Waves: The Films of Peter Weir” for the  journal Senses of Cinema and a translation of Mario Vargas Llosa’s essays for Granta. Her most recent article “Teaching PTSD with Film: The Case of Peter Weir’s Fearless” will appear in the collected volume, Understanding Medical Humanities, in Winter 2023 by De Gruyter, Berlin. She reviews books on Latin American cinema for The Bulletin of Latin American Research; and is working on a book on the early films of Peter Weir and their connection to 19th century foundational literature in Australia.