Featured Cultural Studies Students
Tamar Salibian, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies
Tamar Salibian's interest in the arts began early in childhood and continues to drive her personal and professional work. She holds an MFA in film from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art. Her feature documentary "Beautiful Armenians" screened in several film festivals including the Golden Apricot, ARPA, and the Pomegranate Festival, where it was sponsored by the Dove "Real Beauty" campaign. She has contributed to such projects as an environmental short film for the Center for American Progress, a feature documentary produced by National Geographic, a punk-pop music video that aired on MTV2, and many network reality television programs. She is a Media Studies PhD student in the Cultural Studies program at Claremont Graduate University. Her recent essay “The Ideology of Mass Culture and Reality Television: Watching Survivor” will be included in the forthcoming volume of The International Journal of the Humanities, published by Common Ground.