Director of the Feminist Media Studio, Associate Professor in Communication Studies, Concordia University, Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies
2007 – PhD History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
Krista Lynes’s research examines the intersections of video art, documentary, and independent film in making visible emergent feminist political subjects, as well as multiple visions of social life under conditions of duress, political struggle, disenfranchisement or exploitation. Her focus on the politics of visibility engages feminist and queer theories, theories of the body and gender (as articulated in and through contemporary art and media), postcolonial and transnational examinations of culture (nationalism, belonging, border politics), questions of witnessing, spectatorship and encounter. She is currently working on two research projects: the first examines the aesthetics of ‘groundedness’ in representations of popular struggle and protest; the second representations of blood ties, blood, and kinship structures under the conditions of globalization and transnational migration.
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