Senior Humanities Research Fellow
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA University of California, Berkeley; MJ University of California, Berkeley; MA University of California, Berkeley; PhD University of California, Berkeley
Research Areas: Arab World; Film, literature, and photography, Visual Culture, Gender
My current research focuses on transnational Arab cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. I study this period through the various film collectives, gatherings of filmmakers, critics, and other writers, and transnational writings by film practitioners of the period. I anticipate that this research will shed light on a particular type of interstitial filmmaking from the Arab world that worked with but not entirely within structures of national cinema and coproductions and that used that precarious positioning to engage in aesthetic experimentation and political expression.