Nicholas Mirzoeff

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Phone: 212 998 5725

Nicholas Mirzoeff's most recent book How To See The World was published by Pelican in the UK (2015) and by Basic Books in the US (2016). Mirzoeff is one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture in books like An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999/2009) and The Visual Culture Reader (1998/2002/2012). Currently, he is working on a project entitled The Visual Commons #BlackLivesMatter. It looks at the formations of the visual commons from the Haitian Revolution, via Reconstruction and 1968 to the Black Lives Matter movement.

His book The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (2011) won the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies in 2013.

Mirzoeff is Deputy Director of the International Association for Visual Culture.

Since 2013, he has been Visiting Professor of Visual Culture at Middlesex University, London.

In 2012, he undertook a durational writing project called Occupy 2012. Every day, he posted online about the Occupy movement and its implications. Open source anthologies of the project are available.

In 2014, he launched After Occupy: What We Learned, an open writing project on the lessons of the social movement.



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