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  • Contributors

Miriyam Aouragh is Associate Member of the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. She is the author of Palestine Online: Transnationalism, the Internet and the Construction of Identity (I. B. Tauris, 2011).

Walter Armbrust is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, and a fellow of St. Antony's College. He is the author of Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and editor of Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond (University of California Press, 2000) and "The Formation of National Culture in Egypt: Social, Cultural and Ideological Trajectories," a special issue of the journal History Compass (2008).

Aaron Bady is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is completing a dissertation titled "White Men's Country: The Image of Africa in the American Century."

Kay Dickinson works in the Media and Communications Department of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Arab Cinema Travels: Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond (forthcoming), as well as a coeditor of The Arab Avant-Garde (forthcoming).

Rasha Salti is an independent film and visual arts curator and writer. She is the editor of Insights into Syrian Cinema: Essays and Conversations with Filmmakers (ArteEast and Rattapallax Press, 2006) and coeditor of I Would Have Smiled: A Tribute to Myrtle Winter-Chaumeny (Institute for Palestine Studies, 2009). In 2009, she collaborated with photographer Ziad Antar on an exhibition and book titled Beirut Bereft: The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict (Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates).

Karim Tartoussieh is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. He is currently finishing his dissertation, "Digital Disobedience, Culture, and Citizenship in Egypt." He has published articles on cinema and Islamic revival; Islam, media, and cultural policy; and Islamic digital diasporas. He has also curated film programs for the Town House Gallery, the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, and Al Riwaq Gallery in Bahrain.

Helga Tawil-Souri is a Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She has published work on Arab and Palestinian broadcasting industries and cinema, Internet development, video games, ID cards, checkpoints, and cultural and political spaces of resistance. Her forthcoming book, Digital Occupation, analyzes communication infrastructures as bordering mechanisms in Palestine and Israel. [End Page 172]



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