Tarek Elhaik

Assistant Professor, Cinema

Contact Information

Office: FA 415

Phone: (415) 338-1072

Email: tarekelhaik@gmail.com


Tarek Elhaik is a media anthropologist, film curator, and assistant professor of Media and Culture. His work is informed by research on Mexican and Latin American avant-garde cinema and experimental media arts, and an ethnography of curatorial laboratories in Mexico City. He has curated several experimental cinema programs from Latin America and the Arab world at the Pacific Film Archive, Ruhrtriennale, San Francisco Cinematheque, Tangiers Cinematheque, Rice University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  His writings have appeared in books and journals including Framework, Revista de Antropologia Social, and Critical Arts. He is currently completing a manuscript titled Incurable-Image / Untimely Futures: Lessons from Mexico. His next project will focus on Rome as the mid-20th century capital of documentary and realist film pedagogy, attracting film students and young directors from Latin America as well as the Arab world.