Dr. Shehram Mokhtar is a visiting professor with a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Oregon. Professor Mokhtar currently teaches Cross-Cultural Analysis, Gender & Media and New Media & Internet Studies in the Communication Department and will be a faculty member at Tulane for the 2019-2020 school year.
His interest in transnational flows of identities aligns with his own life, having lived in both the global south and the United States. In his research, he also studies “film, TV, new media, and formation of identities,” including gender and queer identities.
As a new resident of New Orleans, Mokhtar enjoys the unique architectural style of the city, which is a fusion of French, Spanish and Caribbean influences. He also enjoys the greenery throughout the city and on campus.
Outside of academia, one of Mokhtar’s favorite activities is something many students can relate to: binge-watching television shows.
“I finished watching seven seasons of Orange Is the New Black in between the time I finished my graduate program at the University of Oregon and before I started here, teaching here at Tulane,” he said. Mokhtar also recently finished HBO’s Chernobyl.