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Ian K. Harnarine
Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2568 Office Location: MECC
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
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Degrees:
M.F.A., NYU, Tisch School of the Arts (2011)
M.S., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (2005)
B.S., York Univ. (2002)

Ian Harnarine was born in Toronto to parents from Trinidad & Tobago. He studied physics and astronomy at York University. Harnarine earned a Master’s in nuclear physics at the University of Illinois, and an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film School, where he taught in both the film school and the Physics Department. Harnarine is a member of the National Board of Review, the Television Academy and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. His films includes work for Sesame Street that earned an Emmy nomination. His short film Doubles With Slight Pepper, Executive Produced by Spike Lee, won the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Academy Award. He was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film and profiled in the New York Times.

In the classroom, Harnarine stresses personal storytelling and works to change the canon of film to be more inclusive of work from underrepresented filmmakers from around the world.