GMU Cultural Studies is proud to announce a number of recent accomplishments by our alumni (including one current student). See below for a round-up of these achievements.
David Arditi, alumnus of the Cultural Studies Program:
New Promotion: Promoted to Assistant Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Co-editor of Fast Capitalism (http://www.fastcapitalism.com).
Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, alumna of the Cultural Studies Program:
Recent Conference Participation:
Laïdi-Hanieh, Adila. “Fahrelnissa Zeid’s Abstraction: Orientalist Atavism and Inner Necessity.” Paper presented at Abstraction Unframed: Fourth Annual Conference of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Turkey and Iran (AMCA), NYU Abu Dhabi Campus, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 22-25, 2016.
Laïdi-Hanieh, Adila. “Contemporary Palestinian Art’s New Resistance Politics of Proximity and Estrangement.” Paper presented at First annual Art and Resistance Conference, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Bethlehem, Palestine, May 12-16, 2016.
Michael Lecker, alumnus of the Cultural Studies Program:
New Position: Accepted a position as the Director of LGBTQ Health and Inclusiveness at Trillium Health, Rochester, NY.
Gavin Mueller, alumnus of the Cultural Studies Program:
New Position: Accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor position at the Emerging Media and Communication program at the University of Texas, Dallas.
Peer-reviewed article published:
Mueller, Gavin. "Piracy as Labour Struggle." tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 14.1 (2016): 333-345. Retrieved from: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/737/
Fan Yang, alumna of the Cultural Studies Program:
Yang, Fan. Faked in China: Nation Branding Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015.
Recent Journal Articles:
Yang, Fan. “Under the Dome: ‘Chinese’ Smog as a Viral Media Event,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, London: Taylor & Francis, April 26, 2016.
Yang, Fan. “A Bite of China: Food, Media, and the Televisual Negotiation of National Difference,”Quarterly Review of Film and Video, London: Taylor & Francis, 2015, Vol. 32(5), p. 409–425.
Yang, Fan. “The Chinese Dream: A Global-national Ideological Formation,” in Commercial Nationalism: Selling the Nation and Nationalizing the Sell, ed. Z. Volcic & M. Andrejevic, Palgrave studies in communication for social change. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Recent Seminar Conducted:
Yang, Fan. “China and/in Globalization,” Seminar directed at the Third Association for Cultural Studies Institute 2015: Precarious Futures, Bloemfontein, South Africa, December 7-12, 2015
David Zeglen, current PhD student in the Cultural Studies Program:
New Book Chapter:
Zeglen, David. "It's the Thought That Counts: North Korea's Glocalization of the Celebrity Couple and the Mediated Politics of Reform" in Shelley Cobb and Neil Ewen (eds.) First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship and Cultural Politics (London: Bloomsbury, 2015).
September 21, 2016