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Rachel Raimist

Rachel Raimist is a television director who was tapped by Ava DuVernay to direct Queen Sugar (ep 311, “Your Passages Have Been Paid”), produced by DuVernay with Oprah Winfrey for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). OWN invited her to return to direct Greenleaf (episode 402, “Did I Lose You?”) and she is slated to direct a network episodic show in the fall. Her work has aired on HBO, VH1, PBS, and the BBC and screened at numerous film festivals including SXSW, Women in the Director’s Chair, Slamdance and other global festivals, campus and community events. She holds a B.A. and a M.F.A. in Directing from the UCLA School of Film and Television and a M.A. in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota where The Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center was named in her honor in 2009. She has taught production and gender studies at colleges and universities across the country including UCLA, UC Irvine, Macalester College, Carleton College and the University of Alabama.