Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Documentary and Fiction film theory, Documentary and Media production and Video Editing

Research areas

Includes documentary theory and production, film theory, with a focus on trauma caused through genocide and violence. An additional focus for research is the examination ofcultural change among women, indigenous cultures and migrants worldwide.

Education

M.A.VA Anthropology and Film (1994) B.A. in Anthropology from University of Tulsa (1990) Minor in Mass Communication from University of Tulsa
BA in Anthropology, Minor in Mass Communication, University of Tulsa

Professional experience

Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, 2005-
News Reporter/Camera- OETA/Oklahoma Educational Television KOED 1997-98
Adjunct Instructor for the University of Tulsa, Communication Department and Film Studies 2005-1994
Independent Documentary Director, Producer, Videographer and Editor 1994-2016

Memberships

American Society of Visual Anthropology (SVA), American Society of Anthropology

Contact

ssmith@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2423