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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:
"Losing My Cool: An Effective Research Strategy," keynote talk, Seoul International Women's Film Festival. June 4, 2018
“Creative Algorithms: From Islamic Art to Digital Media.” An entertaining public talk followed by conversation with Azadeh Emadi. SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. May 23, 2018, 6 p.m.
Azadeh Emadi's artist's talk, "Motion within Motion, followed by conversation with Laura U. Marks. grunt gallery, 116-350 E. 2nd Ave., Vancouver. May 10, 2018. 6 p.m.
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

MA in Comparative Media Arts and BA in Art, Performance, and Cinema Studies at Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts