Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Amir Husak

    Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies Program


    Amir Husak is a filmmaker and digital media artist based in Brooklyn. He has worked across a variety of time-based media as an independent artist, freelance editor and sound designer. His work has been featured at such diverse places as SXSW (US), Full Frame Film Festival (US), Sundance Institute's Focus Forward Series (US), Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (US), Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina), TV Cultura (Brazil), and Hot Docs (Canada). Husak is a receipient of both Fulbright and Jack Kent Cooke fellowships. He was also a cofounder and editor of NoCommercialValue, a web-based digital media showcase between 2009 and 2011.

    Recent Publications:

    Interactive Multi-Media Essay: “Critical Reflection on Dayton Express” in Database | Narrative | Archive Digital Anthology, Matt Soar and Monica Kinganon, eds. Database | Narrative | Archive, ISBN 978-0-9812034-2-3, 2013

    Research Interests:

    Documentary, new media, cultural memory, sound studies, migration studies, ethnic conflict, Balkan studies

    Awards And Honors:

    Civic Engagement Fund Grant, The New School for Public Engagement, 2014

    Fulbright fellowship, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Independent research, 2012-2013

    Dorothy Hirshon Award, Mixed Messages, 2009

    Distinguished Thesis Award, The New School, NY 2009

    Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship, Lansdowne, VA 2006

    Detroit Research Initiative Project Development Grant, Urban Renewal, Detroit, MI 2005