Yehuda Sharim

Assistant Professor of Media and Performance Studies
COB-2 353
Office Hours 
Spring 2019: W 1:00-2:00pm
Film and Media
Cultural Studies
Race and Ethnic Studies
Comparative Migration Studies
Jewish Studies
Sephardic/Mizrahi Studies

Yehuda Sharim is a scholar, filmmaker, and an Assistant Professor in the Global Art Studies Program, University of California, Merced. He holds a Ph.D in Culture and Performance from UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures program (2013).

His films, which appeared in various film festivals and universities across the world, provide a comparative study of immigration and displacement, shedding light on the changing constructions of home, nation, and belonging. His book manuscript, co-authored with Yan Digilov, We Are In It: An Anthology of Border Crossing, presents personal accounts by refugees and those who seek refuge without documentation. Comprised of interviews in monologue form, their stories reveal the fear, trauma, and resilience of immigrants and refugees in Houston, TX. Additionally, his report, co-authored with Yan Digilov, titled Refugee Realities: Between National Challenges and Local Responsibilities, published by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research (July, 2018), is an attempt to historicize and trace the changes and politics that have shaped refugee resettlement programs in the USA.

Sharim's is the co-founder of Houston in Motion: Empowering Houston Refugee Communities, a multimedia project that provides a window into the lives and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities.

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