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Krista Lynes


Studio Director

Lynes examines the role contemporary art, experimental media, and infrastructures play in mediating social life under conditions of political struggle or precarity. They have analyzed media interventions in times of war, occupation and crisis, as well as conditions of systematic disenfranchisement and vulnerability in and through bordering regimes. Their focus on the politics of visibility engages feminist and queer theories, feminist STS, critical race studies, postcolonial and transnational examinations of culture, and theories of embodied subjectivity. Their current research project Greenhouse Effects: The Mediation of Life and the Migration of Labor, seeks to explore how greenhouses have been a central infrastructure for the racialized, classed, and gendered global movement of humans, plants, animals, knowledge and culture over the last several centuries and today.      

Participant in the following FMS projects

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Director of the Feminist Media Studio
Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University

2007 — PhD History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

krista.lynes@concordia.ca

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Books
Greenhouse Effects: The Mediation of Life and the Migration of Labor. [in process]

Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis. Co-edited with Tyler Morgenstern & Ian Alan Paul. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020.

Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits: Feminism in a Globalized Present. Global Cinema Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Book chapters
"SOPHIA: The language of 'trafficking' and the mediation of gendered migration" in Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020.

"Introduction: In and Against Crisis" (with Tyler Morgenstern and Ian Alan Paul). in Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020.

"Either You Get it or You Don't: A Conversation with LGBTQI Refugees in Greece's #Rockumenta Action" (with Sophia Zachariadi) in Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020.

“Cyborgs and Virtual Bodies” co-authored with Katerina Symes in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory. Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth, Editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

"World of Matter: Introduction: Planetary Aesthetics" in Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. James Brady, Editor. Gaia Project, 2016.

“On the Ground: Media in Conflict Zones” in Space (Re)Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture. Peter Mortenböck and Helge Mooshammer (Eds). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2011.


Articles

"Pollination and the Horrors of Yield: Scarcity and Survival in the Glasshouse." Catalyst, 2023.

"Greenhouse Effects: Captive Labour, or How Like a  (Salad) Leaf." Heliotrope, 2021.

"Decolonizing Corporeality: Teresa Margolles's Lively Corpses" Social Text, Vol.37, No.4, 2019.

"Drowned at Sea: What haunts the stories of trafficked women?" Feminist Media Studies. Critique & Commentary: Gender, Migration and the Media. Vol.18, No.6, 2018.

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Performative Politics and Queer Migrant Activisms". ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. Issue 14: Visualizing Protest, 2018.

"Global Pictures: Formalist Strategies in the Era of New Media". Postmodern Culture. Vol.25, No.2, 2015.

“A Discrepant Conjuncture: Feminist Theorizing Across Media Cultures”. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.1, 2012.

“Poetic Resistance and the Classroom Without Guarantees”. Theory & Event. Vol.15, No.3. Supplement. Autumn 2012.

“Visual Currencies: Documenting India’s Red Light Districts”. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol.37, No.1, Autumn 2011, 109-132.

"Perversions of Modesty: Lars von Trier's The Five Obstructions and 'the most miserable place on earth." Third Text. Vol.24, No.5, 2010.