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Maher shooting her documentary Veiled Voices.

Brigid Maher

Associate Professor
School of Communication

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Program Director, Digital Media Skills Graduate Certificate
  • Brigid Maher is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a filmmaker and writer who heads the Emerging Media concentration in SOC’s Film and Media Arts Division. Her scholarly writing focuses on the interplay between traditional film and new media theories. Her award-winning narrative and documentary films have shown in festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

    Her latest documentary, Veiled Voices, focuses on the phenomenon of Muslim women religious leaders in Islam. Veiled Voices is distributed by Typecast Releasing in the United States and has screened on over 150 public television stations and three national networks. Al Jazeera Network recently acquired the film for broadcast in the Middle East and North Africa. The film has additional international distribution through TVF International and has screened in numerous international festivals in the United States and abroad.

    Maher won a Fulbright Senior Award to teach broadcast media in Lebanon in the spring of 2005. She teaches digital media and editing courses for SOC.
  • Degrees

    BA Philosophy/International Affairs, Minor in Cinema Studies, The Colorado College; MFA Radio/Television/Film Department, Northwestern University
  • Book Currently Reading:

    On sabbatical in Fall 2012
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Teaching

  • Summer 2014

    • COMM-535 Special Topics in News Media: New Media Practices/Techniques
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Films/Documentaries

VEILED VOICES. Producer and Director. HD. The feature-length documentary investigates the role of Muslim women leaders in contemporary Islam.