Teaching Associate Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Teaching Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Film Studies
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • M.F.A, University of Colorado, Film Studies
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Usama Alshaibi was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1969 and spent his formative years living between the United States and the Middle East. He’s an active filmmaker and artist with many short films, documentaries and feature films to his credit. His films have screened at underground and international film festivals, and have been broadcast on television stations across the globe. Alshaibi's films have received several grants from such organizations as the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Playboy Foundation, and the Creative Capital Foundation for the Arts. His recent documentary feature film American Arab, had a national television broadcast through PBS World Channel, and was televised on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation and VGTV in Norway.

Currently Alshaibi continues making films and has created a moving-image production course at Colorado State University titled: The Personal Lens – Making Media.