B. J. Bullert is a communication scholar and a documentary filmmaker. Her current intellectual interests focus broadly on making media for social change. Her intellectual moorings rest in the qualitative sociology of Howard S. Becker and the historian Howard Zinn. She is the author of Public Television: Politics and the Battle Over Documentary Film (Rutgers University Press 1997) and a handful of scholarly articles about film and politics.
Bullert has taught communication at American University, Muhlenberg College, and the University of Washington. She has served as a Research Fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, where she studied the integral role of public relations professionals in shaping the sweatshop awareness movement. At Oxford, she studied the history of ideas and wrote a thesis about Adam Smith and the Unenlightened.
Bullert maintains an ongoing career as a documentary filmmaker. Her company, Seattle Films Hidden Histories LLC, is dedicated to producing works about the Pacific Northwest. To learn more, visit https://vimeo.com/bjbullert and www.seattlefilms.org.