Sadia Quraeshi Shepard

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Assistant Professor, Global South Asian Studies

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BA Wesleyan University
MA Stanford University
MFA Hunter College

Sadia Quraeshi Shepard

Sadia Quraeshi Shepard is a writer, documentary filmmaker and videoessayist. Her research and teaching is primarily concerned with observational documentary filmmaking, the craft of literature to film adaptations, autobiographical storytelling and videographic criticism. 

The author of The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir (The Penguin Press), Shepard’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Story Magazine, The New York Times, Dastavezi: The Audio-Visual South Asia and others. Her credits as a documentary film producer include The September Issue (A&E Films) and The Education of Mohammad Hussein (HBO). Her films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, LA Independent Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival (Opening Night Selection) and others. 

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Fall 2024
FILM 104 - 01
Collaborative Documentary Film

FILM 312 - 01
The Short Film