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Ruth Anne Beutler

Portrait of Ruth Anne Beutler
MFA Candidate
Research Interests: Responses to the current racial justice movement in evangelical churches; settler colonialism in the U.S. context; representations of aid workers and populations served by the humanitarian industry and the formation and performance of humanitarian identity; COVID-19; experiences of race- and gender-based disparities in healthcare; the rural American experience; and determinants of audience attitude and behavior change related to encounters with documentary media.
Ruth Anne Beutler grew up in rural Nebraska and since has lived, traveled, studied, and worked in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and on the East and West coasts of the U.S. She comes to documentary film from a career as a registered nurse with a background in emergency, community, humanitarian, and public health nursing.