Zebunnisa Hamid is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS. Dr. Hamid’s research focuses on gender and the crisis of masculinity, the transnational city and urban spaces on screen, and the industries of small cinemas. She is developing the concept of the ‘transnational cinematic city’ where these streams connect and interact with each other.
Dr. Hamid is currently working on her book on New Pakistani Cinema in which she explores the concept of the ‘transnational cinematic city further. Zebunnisa has trained as a film editor at The Edit Centre in New York and worked as a production consultant on Mira Nair’s film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012). She has also served on Pakistan’s Oscar committee to select the country’s official submission for the International Feature Film Award category at the Academy Awards.
Dr. Hamid received her doctorate in Film Studies from SOAS, University of London, in 2017. She has a MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA from New York University (NYU).
After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Hamid held the position of Research Associate at SOAS and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at LUMS.