Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson is a filmmaker and media arts education researcher. K-Nelson’s films have screened at festivals in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia, at venues including the Walker Art Center, the D.C. National Museum for Women in the Arts, NYC’s Anthology Film Archives & the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Her work has received awards, including the ICDOC Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography, Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Griot Editorial Best Editing Award, and the UFVA Award of Merit for Documentary Filmmaking. K-Nelson was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and Bush Artist Fellowship. The Carnegie Foundation named her the 2014 Minnesota CASE Professor of the Year. K-Nelson is a co-founding member of EDIT Media (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media). Her research interests include accessible filmmaking, inclusive films, media arts education, and education leadership. K-Nelson is Professor of Film at Minnesota State University Moorhead.