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The Sublime in Contemporary Art and Politics: The Post 9/11 Art of Middle Eastern Diaspora in North America
This dissertation takes ethnographic approach to researching art with an emphasis on the artistic practices of Middle Eastern diasporic artists in Canada and the USA. This dissertation moves from an account of aesthetic ...
Soviet Bodies in Canadian Dancesport: Cultural Identities, Embodied Politics, and Performances of Resistance in Three Canadian Ballroom Dance Studios
This research examines the effect of Soviet Union era indoctrination on dance pedagogy and performance at DanceSport studios run by Soviet migrants in Canada. I investigate the processes of cultural cross-pollination within ...
Reading Speculative Subjectivities: The Second Generation and the Afterlife of Migration
This dissertation takes a transethnic, transnational, relational, and comparative approach to literature about the children of immigrants, the second generation. It argues that second generation is a distinct subject ...
Shot in Ethiopia and Canada, the film recounts the journey of Tesfaye, who fled his country nineteen years ago in search of a better life spending years as a refugee in Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa. Caught ...
BirthDay is a 28-minute experimental narrative film set in Toronto, following one day in the life of three immigrants: an Afghani woman, a Serbian man, and a Syrian boy who lives with his grandmother. Their lives are ...
Our House is a short socio-political drama about Anahita, an Iranian refugee in Toronto, who runs into the man who brutally murdered her parents at their home in Tehran years ago. Despite Anahitas attempts in the past to ...