Fareed Ben-Youssef

Dr. Fareed Ben-Youssef is Assistant Professor in Film & Media Studies at Texas Tech University. He earned his PhD in Film and Media from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of No Jurisdiction: Legal, Political, and Aesthetic Disorder in Post-9/11 Genre Cinema (SUNY Press, 2022) which reveals genre cinema's multivalent purpose: to normalize state violence and also to critique it. His work on global cinema has appeared in journals like The Journal of Popular CultureJapanese Language and Literature, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Southwestern American Literature. As part of his efforts to teach outside the classroom, Ben-Youssef has also organized myriad university film series and hosted master classes with award-winning directors such as Ari Folman and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi.