Wazhmah Osman
Wazhmah Osman
Assistant Professor
Departments: Globalization and Development Communication, Media Studies and Production, Media & Communication
Office: 215-204-6421
Annenberg Hall, Room 223

Biography

Wazhmah Osman is an assistant professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production and a faculty member in both the Master of Science in Globalization and Development Communication program and the PhD program in Media and Communication. 

Osman earned her PhD in 2012 from New York University, where she studied Media, Culture and Communication. She is also a graduate of the Culture and Media program in Anthropology.

She is currently writing a book that analyzes the impact of international funding and cross-border media flows on the national politics of Afghanistan, the region and beyond. Osman is also researching how new technologies of war, violence and representation, predicated on old colonial tropes, are being repackaged and deployed during “the war on terror.” Her critically acclaimed documentary, Postcards from Tora Bora, has been shown in festivals around the world.

Her research and teaching are rooted in feminist media ethnographies that focus on the political economy of global media industries and the regimes of representation and visual culture they produce.

Education

DEGREE

FIELD

SCHOOL

PhD

Media, Culture and Communication

New York University

MA

Middle Eastern Studies and History

New York University

Graduate Certificate

Culture and Media. Anthropology

New York University

BA

English and Film

Rutgers University

Courses Taught

NUMBER

NAME

LEVEL

MSP 4153

Media Criticism

Undergraduate

MSP 4454

Public Information Media Campaigns

Undergraduate/Graduate

MSP 4496

Global Media

Undergraduate/Graduate

MSP 5021

Media Institutions

Graduate

MSP 8254

Public Information Campaigns

Graduate