Department of Middle Eastern Studies
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Hazem Fahmy

Hazem Fahmy



Dual Degree: MES & Radio, Television, Film


Hazem Fahmy is a dual-MA candidate in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Radio-Television-Film. A graduate of Wesleyan University’s College of Letters, where he minored in Film Studies, His research revolves around the relationships between nationalism, ideology and film in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, as well as the region’s position in world cinema discourses. He is also interested in Hollywood’s aesthetic and generic influence on Egyptian cinema.

Fahmy has also received two Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships; one for the study of Modern Hebrew for the 2019-2020 academic year, and the other for the study of Yiddish in the summer of 2019. His original research on nationalist discourses in 70s Egyptian cinema has been presented at the Middle East Studies Association conference, and at the University of Chicago's Middle East History and Theory Conference. Additionally, he will also be presenting at the upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in April 2020.

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