American Univesity of Beirut

Kouross Esmaeli

​Kouross Esmaeli is a media maker and activist. He has produced short and medium length documentaries for Democracy Now, Aljazeera, MTV (US), and Press TV profiling the politics and people of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and the United States. He entered NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication where he carried out a 5-year ethnographic study of New York City public schools' integration of computers and the internet into the classrooms. He is currently turning his doctoral research into a book as he continues to study the social impact of technology. His current research interests include the position and image of the “entrepreneur" in our contemporary technophilic culture. He is currently a visiting faculty jointly appointed with the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR).


Technology and Social Inequality
Educational Technology
American Media & Culture


MCOM 292G: Introduction to Digital Media
AMST302: Theory & Method in Transnational American Studies


PhD New York University
MA Columbia University
BA Columbia University​

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