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Dr. Yahia Mahamdi
Associate Professor of Communication
Academic/professional background: Before coming to Santa Clara in the fall of 1999, Dr. Mahamdi was a graduate student at Columbia University where he received his MFA in film. Prior to that he received his B.A. and M.A. in cinema studies from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France, and his Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Austin Texas.
Teaching areas/responsibilities: Dr. Mahamdi teaches the following courses at Santa Clara University: narrative and documentary production, History and Theory of the Documentary, Critical Media Theory, Visual Communication, and Global Film.
Research interests: Outside of the classroom, Dr. Mahamdi has published articles on the international flow of television programming and has produced documentaries and short film in France and the United States. He has just completed a feature-length documentary on workers' compensation and is working on his next project, a short film on war. Dr. Mahamdi is also completing research on another film which focuses on hybrid identities of those assimilating into the American culture.