Year entered: 2015
Kareem Estefan is a PhD student in the department of Modern Culture and Media. He is co-editor of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production (OR Books, 2017), an anthology of essays by artists and scholars on cultural boycotts and artists' activism. His writing has been published in magazines and journals such as Art in America, BOMB, Frieze, Ibraaz, Movement Research Performance Journal, and The New Inquiry, among others. He has also worked as an editor at both art and journalism nonprofits, including at Creative Time Reports, an online magazine that features artists' perspectives on social and political issues. Kareem holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Comparative Literature from New York University. Presently, his research centers on artists and filmmakers in Palestine/Israel and Lebanon who engage histories of conflict, displacement, and dispossession through strategies of fabulation, speculation, and opacity.
Research interests: contemporary visual culture, digital media, surveillance and drones, speculative fiction, experimental documentary, anticolonialisms, critical race theory, performance and protest, repair and reparations