Laura
Photo: Jean Ko

I work on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. My most recent books are Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015) and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT, 2010). I program experimental media for venues around the world. As Grant Strate Professor, I teach in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Coast Salish territory.
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Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image
2017 recipient of College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and Choice magazine’s "Outstanding Academic Title"
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Recent and upcoming events:
Visiting Professor, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Fall 2018.
"Losing My Cool: An Effective Research Strategy," keynote talk, Seoul International Women's Film Festival, Seoul. June 4, 2018
"Taqiyya: A genealogy of arts of the secret," at “Deleuze + Art: Multiplicities, Thresholds, Potentialities,” Trinity College Dublin. March 9, 2018
“Luminous images, hidden in the senses," Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. March 7, 2018