Kristin Pichaske - Columbia College Chicago

Kristin Pichaske

Associate Professor


PhD, Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Kristin Pichaske teaches Production and Editing classes with a focus on Documentary in the Television Department at Columbia College. Kristin's work as a documentary cinematographer, producer and director has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Federation of Press Women and numerous film festivals.Prior to her arrival at Columbia, she directed several independent documentaries, and helped write and produce a 100-part series for Lucasfilm/Paramount Pictures. In 2004, she moved to Cape Town, South Africa, on a Fulbright fellowship and remained in Africa doing documentary work and teaching production courses at the University of Cape Town for four years. She is currently in post-production on the feature-length documentary Zuluhoops.


B.S., Communication Studies Northwestern University 1984
M.A., Communication Stanford University 2002
Ph.D., Film Studies University of Cape Town 2009