Sarah Mokh

Sarah Mokh is a writer and director born in Lebanon, raised in Michigan, and currently based in NYC. She graduated from Harvard where she studied English and Islamic Studies and wrote a novel for her senior honors thesis. Now, she is a PhD student at NYU studying Islamicate literature and developing projects across film and television.

Sarah is a 2022 Film Independent Episodic Lab fellow and a 2024 Sundance Feature Film fellow. Her first short film was supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute and is currently in post-production.

Sarah’s academic writing has been presented or featured in or at the Columbia Journal for International Affairs, the American Oriental Society, Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium, Harvard Divinity School, and others.

How people make sense of the world is what drives both her storytelling and academic research. She is interested in the comedic in the tragic, the human search for meaning, and the ontology in everything.