Visiting Professor of Experimental Humanities
Primary Academic Program: Experimental Humanities
Biography:Fahmidul Haq, currently visiting professor of experimental humanities at Bard College, previously served as a visiting research professor of film at the University of Notre Dame. In addition, he dedicated nearly two decades to teaching mass communication and journalism at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His academic interests encompass film studies, new media culture, and critical media studies. Professor Haq has a substantial body of work, with publications spanning both English and Bengali languages. Notable titles among his books include Identity, Cinema, and Bangladesh Independent Cinema (Routledge, 2023) and Cinema of Bangladesh: A Brief History (Nokta, 2020). At Bard College, his courses have included Understanding Social Media, Social Media and Activism, Beyond Bollywood: Mapping South Asian Cinema, and Introduction to Media. Beyond academia, Fahmidul Haq is recognized as a human rights defender, digital content creator, and public intellectual. His online activism revolves around the cultural and political landscape of Bangladesh, making him a dynamic and influential figure in both academic and public spheres.
MA, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; PhD, University Science Malaysia. At Bard: 2021, 2023 – .