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Rahul Hamid

Director of Student Affairs & Associate Faculty
(212) 992-7750
1 Wash Pl, Room 528

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Office Hours
Tuesday 2-5

Rahul Hamid is a cinema scholar and film critic. His teaching interests include Iranian cinema, silent film, narrative, modernism and cinema, post-colonial studies, genre theory and food studies. He is an editor at Cineaste Magazine, one of America’s oldest film publications.

Teaching and Research Interests

Iranian cinema; modernism in cinema; early film; narrative theory; politics and aesthetics; adaptation; film criticism

Rahul Hamid


B.A. Film Studies, Columbia University, 1999
M.A. Cinema Studies, New York University, 2001


2016 Fall

Pictures at a Revolution: Film as Political Rhetoric

2015 Fall

Transnational Cinema

Night and the City: Film Noir and the Noir Imagination

2014 Fall

The Coen Brothers: Failure and the American Dream

2014 Spring

Pictures at a Revolution: Film as Political Rhetoric