Post Image: Transnational Archiving is an initiative that is primarily concerned with the relationship between cultural history, the archive, and memory in works of performance and media across diasporas in the Middle East and transnationally and/or in global Indigenous studies connected with the African continent. This research draws from and contributes to theatre/performance studies, media studies, diaspora and cultural studies, as well as visual culture. The proposed interdisciplinary project is a two-year program of research that considers performance and media as affective sites of communal belonging and transformation.
This program of research looks at the ways that diasporic artists use remix compositions (multi-sensorial digital/analog collages) to archive, queer the archival praxis, and query institutional and individual ethics around archival practices in the diasporas. Post Image: Transnational Archiving posits that remixing brings to the fore various histories, fragmentations, geographies, and temporalities in these media art projects that remind us of the materiality and sensory experience of artifacts and media. In doing so, these remixed projects offer potent sites for knowledge production by exposing loss and archival absences. This research examines the poignant role of affect in understanding diasporic cultures within performance and media practices, whilst situating the use of Persian patterns within the context of settler colonialism in North America in order to examine how through their cultural roots, diasporic artists unsettle the techno-neoliberal and racial colonial context of Turtle Island.
Academic qualifications required
PhD in Theatre/Performance Studies, Media Studies, Diaspora and Cultural Studies or related fields with experience researching the transformational aspects of digital/analog technologies in the Iranian diaspora.
Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by March 1, 2023.
All documents must be submitted to Deanna Bowen by March 30, 2022 (or until this position is filled)
Please include the reference number with your application
One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Deanna Bowen
The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.
Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.
Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.