Spectacle of Empire: The Visual Destruction of Iraq | Dena Al-Adeeb

Lecture | November 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dena Adnan Al-Adeeb, University of California, Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Spectacle of Empire critically investigates the relationship between art, architecture and archaeology and militarized visual culture, analyzed against the historical and political backdrop of imperial and neoliberal processes in the Middle East. Drawing from the fields of postcolonial theory, visual culture, and media studies, The Spectacle of Empire sheds light on the United States’ 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq. 

Dena A Al-Adeeb is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the American Studies Department at UC Davis. Dena received her Ph.D. in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Culture and Representation track, from New York University.  She completed her dissertation with the support of the American Association of University Women Fellowship and New York University Provost's Global Research Initiative. At UC Davis, she also collaborates with the Critical Militarization, Policing, and Security Studies (CRTMIL) research group.