The Comparative Media Arts Journal

The Comparative Media Arts Journal (CMA Journal) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of lively inquiry into visual culture, cinema studies, performance studies, and new media arts encouraging intermedial and comparative approaches geared towards publishing the work of early-career scholars and artists. Published twice yearly, each issue is focused by an aesthetic theme. Current graduate students, postdoctoral students, recent graduates and early-career (1-10 years of established practice) professors, independent scholars, and artists are invited to submit work for publication to CMA Journal. We welcome submissions of scholarly research and essays, exhibition and book reviews, experimental and creative writing, documentation of artworks in progress, documentation of completed projects, and case studies.

The Comparative Media Arts Journal is published by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.

Faculty Advisor

Laura U. Marks is a scholar, theorist, and curator of independent and experimental media arts. She works on the media arts of the Arab and Muslim world, intercultural perspectives on new media art, and philosophical approaches to materiality and information culture. Dr. Marks is the author of The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses (2000), Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media, Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (2010), and many essays. She has curated programs of experimental media for festivals and art spaces worldwide.

Degree and Studies

Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, 1996
M.A. in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, 1994
B.A. in Art History and Sociology/Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 1987


The CMA journal follows a rotational editorial structure where editors alternate the position of editor-in-chief with each issue. Annually, the thematic issues are chosen, and a member or members of the editorial team are selected to oversee each issue’s production with the support of the board.

Abede Mohammadi, Managing Editor
Mallory A. Gemmel, Reviews Editor
Yani Kong, Editor
Lea Hogan, Editor
Jennifer Anderson, Editor
Mohammed Zaki Rezwan, Editor
Siying Duan, Editor
William Latham, Editor

Peer Review

Our Peer Review Committee consists of a changing roster of early-career scholars. If you are a faculty, postgraduate, graduate student or a recent graduate with an academic interest in the arts and would like to become a Peer Reviewer or would like to assist the Editorial Committee in various administrative tasks, please contact us at


SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Logo Design

Zaki Rezwan