Faculty

  • Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Program Head of Film and New Media, Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: aa67@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife); MA Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria); PhD Bristol University

    Research Interests: modernisms in film and theater, postcolonial film and theater, Black Atlantic films and theater, vis...

  • Wendy Bednarz, Associate Arts Professor of Arts and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: wb41@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Stephens College MFA Film, New York University;

    Research Interests: filmmaking, photography, documentary

  • Muhammad Umair Bilal, Lecturer of Filmmaking Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: umair.bilal@nyu.edu
    Education: MA Documentary Film Direction, University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest

    Research Interests: Documentary Film, Visual Anthropology, Cinematography

  • Scandar Copti, Associate Arts Professor of Film Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sac18@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: filmmaking, documentary, short films

  • Alexis Gambis, Assistant Professor of Biology, Film & New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: arg391@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Bard College; PhD The Rockefeller University; MFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts

    Research Interests: Visualization, experimental, evolutionary developmental, film

  • Dale Hudson, Associate Teaching Professor of Film and New Media and Curator of Film and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: dmh2018@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Bucknell University; MA, New York University; PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Research Interests: postcolonial and transnational film and digital media; art, environmentalism, and globalization; fil...

  • Amos Ezra Katz, Lecturer and Technical Manager of the Arts and Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: amos.katz@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Vassar College; MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine; MFA New York University Tisch Sc...

    Research Interests: Cinematography, education and film, documentary, screenwriting

  • Maruan Manaja, Lecturer, Film & New Media Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: maruan.manaja@nyu.edu
    Education: Bachelor of Communication Swinburne University

    Research Interests: Bedouin Culture, Audi/visual story telling, Middle Eastern cultures, Filmmaking, Documentary making

  • Surabhi Sharma, Assistant Professor of Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ss12622@nyu.edu
    Education: BA St. Xaviers College, Mumbai; Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India

    Research Interests: Music, Migration in Cities, Labour and Globalisation, Gender and Health,

  • Robert P Stam, Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: robert.stam@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, Indiana; PhD, California (Berkeley); Studied at Oxford, the Sorbonne, and Paris VIII (Vincennes)

  • Alia Yunis, Visiting Associate Professor of Film and Heritage Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: alia.yunis@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Minnesota; MA American University; PhD University of Amsterdam

    Research Interests: Middle East & the Gulf; Film & Television; Literature; Heritage; Memory & Identity; Heritage, Food& ...