My dissertation, After Collective Memory: Postnational Europe and Socially Engaged Art, examines digital, cinematic, literary, and sculptural interventions aimed at challenging specific narratives of European “home” amid the global financial crisis that occurred in 2008. By bridging the history and theory of memorialization and approaches from critical race and ethnic studies, I argued that interventions into European collective memory during the crisis had largely been initiated by second-generation migrants pursuing a “translocal” (El-Tayeb, 2011) identity politics.
After Collective Memory: Postnational Europe and Socially Engaged Art (2015) PhD Dissertation, Toronto: York University.
My dissertation led to the following publications:
1.Settler Sublime: Reparation and Return in Yael Bartana’s Polish Trilogy (2017) PhiN: Philologie im Netz, Beiheift13: 220-244. Online.
2. Topography and Frontier: Gibellina’s City of Art (2016) M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, 19(3), Special Issue: Place: Online.
3. What’s New? Boris Groys in Translation (2016) Reviews in Cultural Theory, 6(1), 37-41.
4. The Remainders of Memory: Berlin’s Postnational Aesthetic (2014) Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, 11(1), Special Issue: Ruin: Online.
5. Countermemory in Post-Wende Berlin (2014) Descant 45(3), Special Issue: The Berlin Project: 147-156.
6. Archive Cultures: Technicity, Trace and Metaphor (2013) The Everyday: Experiences, Concepts, Narratives Parrot, M. and Derry, J. (Eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 228-244.
7. Andreas Huyssen and the Genres of Historical Memory (2012) The Historical Textures of Translation: Traditions, Traumas and Transgressions. Ingram, S., and Reisenleitner, M. (Eds.).Vienna: Mille-Tre-Verlag, 33-59.
8. Topos of Faith: Derrida’s Counter-Institutions (2012) Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Special Issue: Out of the Ruins: The University to Come. 28(1), 289-295.