School of Communication
MFA, Film and Electronic Media, American University
BA, Film Studies, CUNY Brooklyn College
Shalom Rosenberg (Pronouns: He/Him/His) is an adjunct instructor in Film & Media Arts in the School of Communication and in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences' Department of Critical Race, Gender, & Culture Studies. Shalom is also currently a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature (with a focus in Film Studies) at the University of Maryland researching the intersections of LGBTQ+ and Jewish/Israeli representations on screen (Film/TV/Web/Media). Shalom is interested in exploring notions of "manhood" and "womanhood" especially in terms of the Jewish Queer image and experience in film and television, literature, and beyond. Shalom is also fascinated by configurations of sexuality, gender, religion, culture, and ethnic/racial identity in how they complicate said representations on screen.
Shalom's research interests and areas of expertise encompass both narrower subjects like Jewish Cinema, LGBTQ+ Cinema, Gender & Sexuality in Film, and Israeli Cinema, but also include the more general cinema topics such as Film History, Global Cinema, Language of Film, Film Theory & Criticism, National/Transnational Cinemas, Film Genres, Directors' Cinema, and much more. In most recent semesters at AU, Shalom has taught History of International Film, History of Cross-Cultural Cinema, and the graduate seminar Colloquium: The Story of Film. At the University of Maryland, Shalom serves as an Academic Advisor in the English Department's undergraduate office and has also recently taught Introduction to Israeli Cinema, The Jewish Image on Screen (Film/TV/Web), Gender & Sexuality in Israeli Cinema, Academic Writing, Film Art in a Global Society/ LGBTQ+ Cinema, and LGBTQ+ Literatures & Media. Regardless of topic or subject area, Shalom views teaching as a tool to foster empathy and build connection with his students.