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Photo: Rick Coccia

Grant Strate University Professor
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
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Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image Order from MIT Press. See the movie by Grahame Weinbren
2017 recipient of College Art Association’s
Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and Choice magazine’s "Outstanding Academic Title"

Just out—
Poor Images, Ad Hoc Archives, Artists’ Rights: The Scrappy Beauties of Handmade Digital Culture,” in IJOC’s special issue, “Is There a Global Digital Culture?”

Recent and upcoming events:
“Creative algorithms: From Islamic art to digital media.” Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. Sunday, November 19, 2–4 pm.
“The thrill of fabulation,” at “The Afterlives of Witnessing: Moving Images from the Levant and the Political Imagination," Brown University, organized by Hanan Toukan and Kareem Estefan. November 3-4
“A political economy of documentary and experimental film,” at
Histories of Arab Documentary, Munich Filmuseum, organized by Viola Shafik and Kerstin Pinther. October 27.
"Which came first, fascism or misogyny? Reading Klaus Theweleit's Male Fantasies,” in the Spectre of Fascism Free School II. UNIT/PITT, 236 E Pender St., Vancouver. October 26, 7 p.m.

Aniconic Futures,” podcast conversation with Dr. Tarek Elhaik, UC Davis. February 6, 2017.