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City Heights Mural Project,

Courtesy of the AjA Project


I am an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego and a documentarian who works in video and collaborative photography. This is my CV and here are a few complementary notes:

  • I dream of opening a Bob Dylan karaoke bar — imaginatively conceived — on the US-Mexico border. 

  • I root for the 76ers and Eagles of my hometown, Philadelphia.

  • I am a founding member of the AjA Project, an amazing non-profit dedicated to empowering youth in historically disadvantaged communities in the San Diego/Tijuana region.

  • Some of the most meaningful labor I've engaged in was coordinating a campaign to
    free my brother and two of his friends from their unjust detention in Iran
    after their misadventure hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan.


  • I believe strongly in family naps in big hammocks.

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