Visiting Speakers

Alan Marcus

Head of Film and Visual Culture
University of Aberdeen

Alan Marcus is the Head of Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. Professor Marcus’ research focuses on representations of the city in film and visual culture; practice-as-research in documentary film; and representations of the Holocaust and sites associated with Jewish identity and the diaspora.

Nate Marshall

Poet and Rapper

Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds. He won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and served as a Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan. A Cave Canem Fellow, Nate won the 2014 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. He is a founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise. He is also a rapper.

Małgorzata Mazurek

Associate Professor of Polish Studies
Columbia University

Malgorzata Mazurek specializes in modern history of Poland and East Central Europe. Her interests include twentieth-century social sciences, international development, social history of communism and Polish-Jewish relations.

David Mikics

Moores Distinguished Professor of English
The University of Houston, Honors College

David Mikics is Moores Distinguished Professor in the English Department and Honors College. His most recent book, Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, came out from Harvard/Belknap in 2013 and was featured on NPR and in The New York Times.

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Professor of Media, Culture and Communication
New York University

Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture in books like An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999/2009) and The Visual Culture Reader (1998/2002/2012).

Jennifer Morgan

Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History
New York University

Jennifer Morgan is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. Her research interests include Early African American History, Comparative Slavery, Histories of Racial Ideology, and Women and Gender.

David Morley

Professor of Communications
Goldsmith’s College, University College London

David Morley is a Professor of Communications at Goldsmith’s College, University College London. His research spans both micro-practices of media consumption and macro questions such as the role of media technologies in constituting the ‘electronic landscapes’ within which we live. His research has addressed questions of media consumption, especially in relation to broadcast television and, more recently, the uses of a variety of ‘new’ communications technologies such as the mobile phone. His interests are focused on the role of these technologies in articulating the public and private spheres, and he has done extensive ethnographic work in this field addressing both the functional and symbolic dimensions of communications technologies. He has also works on questions of cultural theory and globalisation - and has focussed on how to develop a non-Eurocentric media studies, within a cultural studies framework.

Kevork Mourad


Kevork Mourad was born in 1970 in Syria. He received his MFA from the Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts in Armenia, and he now lives and works in New York. Six of his pieces are in permanent residency at the Gyumri Museum in Armenia, and several more at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts.  As part of group shows, his works were exhibited at the NYU Small Works Gallery in 2005 and 2007, and his digital piece, The Map of Future Movements, toured as part of a group exhibition in Jerusalem and Ramallah, and was featured in the 2010 Liverpool Biennial.