Ms. Susan Smith | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Documentary and Fiction film theory, Documentary and Media production and Video Editing, Women and Film transnational feminist theory, and Media Literacy

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.


MA, Master Of Visual Anthropology (terminal Degree), University of Southern California, United States, 1994
BA, Anthropology And Communication, University of Tulsa, United States, 1990

Professional experience

Ethnographic Video Researcher And Consultant, Ethnographic Research And Marketing, IPSOS, 2019 - Present
Associate Professor, American University in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2005 - Present
Independent Documentary Director, Producer, Videographer And Editor Of Korima Productions By Susan Smith, 1994 - Present
Fellow, Salzburg Academy, Austria, 2007 - 2007
Instructor, Communication Department And Film Studies, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 1994 - 2005
Master Artist, Summer Arts2 for High School students, Oklahoma, United States, 1998 - 2003
Master Artist, Crime Prevention Program, Walt Whitman elementary school children, Oklahoma, United States, 2001 - 2002
News Reporter/camera, OETA/Oklahoma Educational Television KOED, Oklohoma, United States, 1997 - 1998
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