Greg Burris

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, American University of Beirut


Greg Burris is an assistant professor in the Media Studies program. His research explores the links between media, culture, and emancipatory politics, and he is particularly interested in race and ethnicity, transnational social struggles, and the role of film and media in the Black freedom and Palestinian liberation movements. Greg received his doctorate from the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he also holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University, Bloomington. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including CineAction, Cinema Journal, Electronic Intifada, The Guardian, Jadaliyya, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Middle Eastern Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and the anthology Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso, 2017). His first book, The Palestinian Idea: Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination, is forthcoming from Temple University Press.