Yale Law School 2016
Cultural Cognition Lab:
Rebecca Wexler earned an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from Cambridge University (high first distinction), where she studied as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar; and a B.A. in History of Science and Women's Studies from Harvard College (summa cum laude, Junior Phi Beta Kappa). After that, she spent seven years working as a documentary filmmaker making movies for television, art galleries, and theaters, during which time she co-founded and served as instructor for the Yale Visual Law Project teaching visual advocacy to law students. She recently returned from studying post-war media production as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Sri Lanka, where she taught documentary methods, history and theory at the Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee Campus.
Her articles include:
“Video Forensics in Post-War Crisis,” A2K in the Global South. Ed. C. De Souza (forthcoming 2014).
“Pirate Politics,” book review, International Journal of the Commons (forthcoming 2014).
“Integrity vs. Authenticity in Video Journalism,” Commit. to Protect Journalists Security Blog13 Dec. ‘12.
“The Post-Wikileaks World,” Yale Global Online Magazine 17 Dec. 2010.
“Onward, Christian Penguins,” Hist. and Phil. of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39.3 (2008) 273-279.
Rebecca is currently a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School researching scientific evidence and forensic video analysis.