Keynote Address and Speaker Information
The 2011 Global Fusion Conference welcomes Helga Tawil-Souri, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker.
Helga Tawil-Souri is an Assistant Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University where she teaches courses on international development, media globalization, the Middle East, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Her scholarship addresses contemporary cultural and technological transformations in the Arab world and especially Palestine-Israel and their relationship to political and spatial changes. She has published on Arab and Palestinian internet and broadcasting, cinema, video games, ID cards, checkpoints, and cultural/political spaces of resistance, and is currently finishing a book, Digital Occupation, on communication infrastructures in Palestine-Israel. Helga is reviews editor of the Journal of Middle East Culture and Communication, as well as a photographer and documentary film-maker.