Suzi Mirgani

Suzi Mirgani is Assistant Director for Publications at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar, and book review editor for the Journal of Arabian Studies. Her research is based on the intersection of politics and popular culture. She is author of Target Markets: International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall (Transcript Press, 2017); “Consumer Citizenship: National Identity and Museum Merchandise in Qatar,” Middle East Journal 73, no. 4 (2019); editor of Art and Cultural Production in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Routledge, 2017); and coeditor of Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Oxford University Press/Hurst 2016), and Food Security in the Middle East (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2014). Mirgani also publishes short stories and poetry, some of which have appeared in International Feminist Journal of Politics(2007); Journeys Home: An Anthology of Contemporary African Diasporic Experience (2009). Mirgani is an independent filmmaker working on highlighting stories from the Arab world.

 

Publications

Books

Journal Articles/Online Articles

Book Chapters

Edited Books/Journal Special Issues

Conference Presentations

  • “Souvenir Sovereignty,” paper delivered at LSE conference on “Heritage and National Identity Construction in the Gulf: Between State-building and Grassroots Initiatives,” London, December 5–6, 2019.
  • “Enter through the Gift Shop: Signifying a Modern National Identity through Qatar Museums’ Merchandise,” paper delivered at the Museums in Arabia Conference, London, UK, June 27, 2019.
  • “Constructing a Contemporary Qatari National Identity through Qatar Museums’ Merchandise,” paper delivered at the 52nd Annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 17, 2018.
  • “Target Markets: International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall,” CIRS Focused Discussion lecture, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar, April 5, 2017.
  • “Communicating Change in the Gulf Cooperation States (GCC): Information Technologies and Social Transformation,” paper delivered at International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, USA, February 23, 2017.
  • “Tweeting Terrorism: ICTs and Media Spectacles,” Media in the Contemporary Middle East International Conference, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, September 3, 2015.
  • “Advancing Financial Education for Transnational Families,” Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, June 3, 2015.
  • “Shop ‘til You Drop: A Mirroring of Global Capitalism and Global Terrorism,” paper delivered at International Studies Association Conference, February 17-21, 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • “The Arab Uprisings and Mediated Resistance: Unofficial Cultural Production,” paper delivered at International Studies Association Conference, March 26-29, 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  • “Digital ‘Piracy’ and the Politics of Diffusion: The Discourse of Internet Control and the Battle over Media Messages,” paper delivered at International Studies Association Conference, April 3-6, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • “Thus Spake Gaylord; Angels In Dire Straits,” paper delivered at “Inscriptions in the Sand” conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, May 12-13, 2005.
  • “Aging Bull,” paper delivered at Inscriptions in the Sand conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, June 7-9, 2004.
  • “Global Androgyny and Alternative Advertising,” paper delivered at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • “Shock-vertising and the Provocation of the Image,” paper delivered at the 2003 “Inscriptions in the Sand” conference, Eastern Mediterranean University.
  • “Nomad Woman Got No Home to go to,” paper delivered at Ege University’s 7th International Cultural Studies Symposium, May 2002, Izmir, Turkey.