Conferences and presentations
Continuity and Change – Media, Communications and Politics
Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, MeCCSA Annual Conference 2019, Stirling, United Kingdom, 10/1/2019
'Iraq War Home Movies: Abbas Fahdel's Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)'
Invited presentation, Histories of Arab Documentary, Munich, Germany, 27/10/2017
Five Broken Cameras Film screening and Q&A with the director
Invited presentation, Union Chapel, London, 5/7/2017
'The Alterity of the Image: The Distant Spectator and Films about the Syrian Revolution and War'
Invited presentation, WORLD CINEMA AND COSMOPOLITICS RESEARCH GROUP, Durham, United Kingdom, 7/6/2017
'The Alterity of the Image: The Distant Spectator and Films about the Syrian Revolution and War' (Plenary)
Invited presentation, Cinematic Ethics and Globalization, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2/6/2017
'Nine Cinematic Devices for Staging (In)visible War and the (Vanishing) Colonial Present'
Invited presentation, English Colloquium, Brighton, United Kingdom, 28/9/2016
'From the Margins to the Mainstream: How the Zombie, a Figure of Colonial Enslavement, Came to Embody Threats to First World Populations' (Plenary), Zombies between (Pop-)Culture and (Visual) Politics, University of Konstanz, April 2016.
Invited presentation, Konstanz, Germany, 4/4/2016
Queens of Syria and Syrian Short Films, screenings and Q&A; As accompanying The Movement of the People exhibition, Art Exchange, University of Essex, October-November 2016.
Crisis and Creativity: A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the Arab World, a public programme of film screenings and talks curated for The Mosaic Rooms, May-June 2016.
Thinkers for our Time: Sigmund Freud
Invited presentation, Panel Discussion, London, United Kingdom, 25/11/2015
'Film as Art and Activism: the Case of Recent Palestine Solidarity Cinema'
Invited presentation, Film and Screen Studies Research Seminar, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 18/11/2015
'Ethics of Cross-border Spectatorship'
Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Crossing Borders, Traversing Narratives, St Andrews, United Kingdom, 11/2/2015
'Cinema, News Media and Perception Management of the Gaza Conflicts', Global Humanitarianism and Media Culture, University of Sussex, February 2015.
Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Brighton, United Kingdom, 8/2/2015
'Freedom and Expression Symposium', Free Word Centre, London, July 2015.
'Concerning Violence', Film screening and panel discussion, part of the programme Documenting Nazi Atrocities: Early Films on the Liberation of the Camps, Goethe-Institut, London, June 2015.
'Where Should the Birds Fly', Film screening and panel discussion, Amnesty International UK, London, April 2015.
'The Art of Disappearance: Transnational Cinema, Multidirectional Memory and Films about Political Violence'
Invited presentation, Perspectives on Transnational Film/Media Studies, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11/5/2014
Humanities in Human Rights
Invited presentation, AHRC Skills Initiative, Norwich, United Kingdom, 10/2013
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