City Heights Mural Project,

Courtesy of the AjA Project


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego and a documentary artist. This is my CV.


I am proud founding member and now member of the Board of Directors of the AjA Project, an amazing non-profit dedicated empowering youth in historically disadvantaged communities in the San Diego/Tijuana region.

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.


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.

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