Department of Jewish Studies, Rice University
Yehuda Sharim is a scholar and filmmaker currently serving as a postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies at Rice University.
His upcoming book, tentatively titled The Struggle for Sephardic-Mizrahi Autonomy: Racial Identities in Palestine, 1918-1948, is concerned with interdisciplinary approaches to the question of race in Mandate Palestine. His second project, Houston in Motion: Empowering Houston Refugee Communities, is a multimedia project that provides a window into the lives and experiences of refugee communities in Houston.
Sharim holds a Ph.D. in culture and performance from the department of world arts and cultures at University of California, Los Angeles. Sharim received his bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a master’s degree in performance from Goldsmiths College – University of London, and another master’s degree in performance studies from New York University.