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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 ...
Constructing Rwandan Identity in the Diaspora: Remembering the Green Hills in Cold Canada
This study investigated the processes of identity formation among those who identified as Rwandan and lived in the Greater Toronto Area. The study was conducted using in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic ...
Dreamscapes of Dubai: Geographies and Genealogies of Global City Status
This dissertation asks how Dubais dream and position as a global city impacts on and is impacted by the experiences of a migrant-majority population; and, simultaneously, how the operation of highly exclusionary citizenship ...
Interrogating the Citizen: The Israeli Logic of Exclusion and the Internationalization of Citizenship Restrictions
Working from the paradigm of 'stateless citizenship' as a looking glass, this study examines the particular logic of exclusion in the Israeli constitutional order. To this end, the Thesis is composed of two central analytical ...