seminar in media and political theory
media & migration
The GEM Lab's 2019-20 Seminar in Media and Political Theory is focused on Media and Migration. This year’s Seminar will include an ongoing reading group, lectures, and screenings, and will culminate in graduate student workshop (February 2020) and international conference (April 17-18, 2020). The seminar will be co-lead by Joshua Neves (GEM Director), Masha Salazkina (CURC), and Ishita Tiwary (Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow).
This reading group focuses on the relationship - either in comparative or transnational terms - between the former Communist bloc and the Global South. It will interrogate the shifting theoretical questions about the Cold War, colonialism and their legacies, and developing a shared conceptual model for describing and assessing these geopolitical flows either from a historical or contemporary perspective. In the Fall Semester, we will focus on the foundational concepts of post/socialism, post/colonialism, networks and practices of translation, and methodology.
2019-2020 Annual Initiatives & Working Groups
Organizers: Rebecca Holt and Nikola Stepić
Animating Television Reading Group
Organizers: Jacqueline Ristola, Cole Armitage, Victoria Berndt, and Alexhadre Vermeil
Politics of Alternative Media (PAM)
Organizers: Giuseppe Fidotta, Sima Kokotovic, and Sanaz Sohrabi
Works-In-Progress Working Group
Organizers: Patrick Brodie, Patrick Smith & Viviane Saglier
Cinema in the Midst of Struggle
Organizers: Marco Meneghin, Sarika Joglekar & Tanvi Rajvanshi