Joshua Neves, PhD
Assistant Professor (Film Studies), Cinema
Canada Research Chair and Director of the Global Emergent Media (GEM) Lab
Professor Neves' research centers on global and digital media, with a particular focus on cinema, television, and visual culture; Chinese/Asian screen cultures; postcolonial theory, cultural theory, and political theory; media anthropology; urbanism; problems of (il)legality and (il)legitimacy.
His work has appeared in Social Text, Discourse, Film Quarterly, Sarai, Cinema Journal, and the Media Fields Journal, among others. His co-edited a collection (with Bhaskar Sarkar), Asian Video Cultures: in the Penumbra of the Global (Duke University Press, 2017), has been called a "fundamental reference across media studies" and "a milestone collection." He is currently completing a book manuscript - Faking Globalization - exploring media, urbanism, and popular politics in China, and at work on new projects on postdemocracy, technological intimacy, and video theory.
He previously taught in the Department of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University, and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto.
emergent media, global cultural theory, political theory, Chinese/Asian media, cinema and TV studies, piracy and fakes, anthropology of media
Professor Neves is the Director of the Global Emergent Media Lab (GEM) - a research hub combining the ethnographic study of new media forms and practices, cultural and political theory, and transnational research projects and partnerships.
>>The 2017 GEM Summer Institute took place at Centro Kim's video archive in Salemi, Sicily:
Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global (Duke University Press, 2017) [co-edited with Bhaskar Sarkar]
"Videation: Technological Intimacy and the Politics of Global Connection," in Joshua Neves and Bhaskar Sarkar, eds., Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global (Duke UP, 2017).
Digital Media Ethnography (graduate, Fall 2017)
Piracy: Culture and Politics (graduate, Winter 2017)
Global TV (graduate, Fall 2016)
Methods in Film Studies (graduate, Winter 2016)
Genealogies of the Digital (graduate, Fall 2015)
Media and Cultural Theory in the Global Asias (graduate, Winter 2015)
Film History Since 1959 (undergraduate, Fall 2014)