Verena Berger teaches at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures/Hispanic Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. In 1992 she obtained a 10-months PhD-grant of the Federal Austrian Ministry of Science, in 1993 a research grant of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, and in 2005 a FRP-Grant of the Canadian Government. She has been Associated Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1994-2000), and Fellowship-holder at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (2013-2014). In 2002 she received the award Best Practice for innovative teaching at the University of Vienna.

    Her main areas of research include Theory and History of Cinema, Television and Medias, Comparative Film and Television Studies, Visual Analysis, Film Genre Theory, Multiculturalism and Transnationality in World Medias, Spanish, Latin American and Francophone African Cinema and Television as well as Travel Studies in Film and Literature.

    She is the author of Theater und Sprache. Das katalanische Theater zwischen Diktatur und Demokratie (Theatre and Language: The Catalan Theatre between Dictatorship and Democracy, 1999) and her most recent publications as co-editor include América Latina: Identidades y fronteras en el cine y la televisión en la era de la globalización (Latin America: Identities and Frontiers in Cinema and Television in the Age of Globalization, 2013), Polyglot Cinema: Migration and Transcultural Narration in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain (2010), and Escenarios compartidos: Cine y teatro en España en el umbral del siglo XXI (Doble Stages: Cinema and Theatre in Spain in the 21st Century, 2009).