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Yehuda Sharim

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor of Media and Performance Studies
Office: 
ACS 144
Lab Location: 
ACS 144
Office Hours: 
Spring 2020: W 1:00 - 2:00pm
Specializations: 
Film and Media
Cultural Studies
Race and Ethnic Studies
Comparative Migration Studies
Jewish Studies
Sephardic/Mizrahi Studies
Research Interests: 

Films

SONGS THAT NEVER END (2019): https://www.songsthatneverend.com/#about 
SEEDS OF ALL THINGS (2018): http://seedsofallthings.com 
LESSONS IN SEEING (2017): http://www.lessonsinseeing.com 
WE ARE IN IT (2016): http://weareinitfilm.com

Bio: 
Yehuda Sharim is a filmmaker and a poet. His films, which appeared in various film festivals and universities across the world, provide an intimate study of immigration and displacement, shedding light on the changing constructions of home and belonging. His most recent film, Songs that Never End (Nov. 2019, 1h 54min), is concerned with the experiences of refugee youth; and he is currently at his work on his next film project, Letters2Maybe; and his book manuscript, We Are In It: An Anthology of Border Crossing, presents personal histories and accounts by refugees and those who seek refuge without documentation. Comprised of interviews in monologue form, both projects reveal the fear, trauma, and resilience of immigrants and refugees. Currently, he is 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).