is a filmmaker, visual artist, writer and media scholar, pursuing a PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Arts Practices at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is also a fellow of the Center for Media, Religion and Culture. He holds an MA in Media Studies from The New School University. He currently researches migration, mobility, borders and place-making, spending time between field sites in Brooklyn, NY and Central Asia. His works, including the narrative shorts he wrote and produced with his partner, director Luiza Pârvu, have been presented in over 100 venues on five continents, from multiplex cinemas to churches, and from congress halls to television stations, teahouses and community centers.
Toma has recently written, produced and recorded location sound on Ubi Bene Ibi Patria / A Place of My Own, a first feature documentary, co-directed with Luiza Pârvu.