Photo: Rick Coccia

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 Order from MIT Press. See the movie!
2017 recipient of College Art Association’s
Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and Choice magazine’s "Outstanding Academic Title"

Recent and upcoming events:
Keynote talk, Seoul International Women's Film Festival. June 4, 2018
Respondent, "Cripping Film Theory" panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto. March 17, 2018
Taqiyya and unfolding: A genealogy of arts of the secret,” at “Deleuze, Guattari and the Art of Multiplicity.” Trinity College Dublin, March 9, 2018
“Luminous images, hidden in the senses,” at “Hold Me Now: Feel and Touch in an Unreal World,” Studium Generale Rietveld, Amsterdam. March 7, 2018
“Creative Algorithms: From Islamic Art to Digital Media.” Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. Sunday, November 19, 2017.

MA in Comparative Media Arts and BA in Art, Performance, and Cinema Studies