Prof. Dr. Joshua Neves

Joshua Neves is Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at Concordia University (Montréal), where he teaches in the Program in Film and Moving Image Studies and is the Director of the Global Emergent Media (GEM) Lab. At the GEM Lab, Dr. Neves leads a range of projects combining digital media research and practice, the biannual “Seminar on Media and Political Theory,” and in July 2017, established the GEM Summer Institute at Centro Kim’s video archive in Salemi, Sicily. His research focuses on emergent media, cultural and political theory, and urbanism and development, paying close attention to Asia and figurations of the South. He is the co-editor (with Bhaskar Sarkar) of Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global (Duke University Press, 2017) and is completing a monograph, Faking Globalization: Beijing’s Digital Urbanism and the Chimera of Legitimacy. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Social Text, Discourse, Film Quarterly, Sarai, Cinema Journal, The Media Fields Journal, Rethinking Chinese Television, A Companion to Documentary Film History, Theorizing Special Effects in Film History, among others.