MFA Cinema, San Francisco State University, 1996.
BA English Literature, Oberlin College, 1989


Assistant Professor of Film Theory, Film and Video Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University, 2020-present:
FAVS 300 Global Horror Film, FAVS 399 Film Concepts, FAVS 399 Elections Issues and Films

Adjunct Professor of Film, Film and Video Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University, 2017-2020:
FAVS 300 Global Horror Film, FAVS 280 Writing for the Moving Image, FAVS 250 Video Production for Film

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Critical Race and Gender Studies, American University (DC), 2018-2019:
AWST 396 Arab Cinema, AWST 396 Women in Arab Cinema

Adjunct Lecturer, Visual Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 2011-2012:
American Film, Introduction to Film Studies

Assistant Professor of Film and Director of Film Minor, Department of Performing and Visual Arts, American University in Cairo, 2001-2008:
Introduction to Film Studies, Film History, Video Production, Documentary Film, Third World Cinema, Arab Cinema

Visiting Lecture of Film, Department of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, 1997 &1998:
Introduction to 16mm Film Production, Film Theory & Aesthetics, Screenwriting, Pre-production Planning, Experimental Film


Moderator: Panel on Pan-Asian Futurisms, Freer Gallery of Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art, DC, 2020, featuring filmmakers from Vietnam, Laos, Qatar, Palestine, and Sweden

Co-curator: Films from the Arab World (5-part series) at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art, October 2018

Co-curator: Information Erupts Into Perception. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, International Symposium of Electronic Art, 2015

Curator:  Arab Experimental Films: Reflections on Situated Time. Sight Unseen Mobile Film Festival, Baltimore, 2015

Related Professional Work

Co-Chair of the Middle East Caucus, Society for Cinema & Media Studies, 2013-2015; ongoing member of MEC/SCMS, 2012-present

Member of Editorial Board for Nebula Journal of Inter-disciplinary Arts, 2007-2009

Filmmaking Workshops Coordinator, Royal Film Commission of Jordan, February-May, 2006

Member of the Yasmin Network seeking to cultivate discussion and activities between artists, scientists and theoreticians around the Mediterranean Rim.  Sponsored by Leonardo / ISAST, 2004-2007