Zebunnisa Hamid is an Assistant Professor of Film and Screen Studies in the Comparative Literature and Creative Arts (CLCA) program at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She completed her Ph.D. in Film Studies from SOAS, University of London.

Her published and ongoing research focuses on the cinematic city and urban spaces on screen, gender and the crisis of masculinity, the production and circulation of small cinemas and cinemas of the Global South, and the role of new media and streaming platforms, particularly with regards to censorship and independent or alternative filmmaking. She is currently working on her manuscript on New Pakistani Cinema based on her doctoral research. Her work has been published in journals such as BioScope and Film International (in press), and the edited volume, South Asian Filmscapes (University of Washington Press). 

She is also on the advisory board of Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies (funded by a European Research Council grant), and is a member of the South Asian Cinema and VOD Network (an Arts and Humanities Research Council - UKRI funded project).

Zebunnisa has trained as a film editor and worked as a production consultant on Mira Nair’s film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. She has also served on Pakistan’s Oscar Committee to select the country’s official submission for the Academy Awards.