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Joel Gershon Adjunct Professorial Lect School of Communication

Joel Gershon
SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - T-19
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University

B.A. Comparative Politics, Wesleyan University

Joel Gershon is a media professional, documentary filmmaker, and professor in media studies, and has taught at the School of Communication at American University since 2017. Before that, he lived for 12 years in Bangkok, where he worked as a broadcast and print reporter/producer, and as a lecturer at three of Thailand’s leading universities. His work has been published and broadcast in a wide variety of outlets including CNN, Lonely Planet, Wired, and Monocle, and in 2020, his first feature-length documentary film, “Cirque du Cambodia,” premiered at the 2020 United Nations Association Film Festival and has won various awards since that time.
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