MemberIskandar Zulkarnain

Iskandar Zulkarnain is a scholar whose interests broadly cover digital humanities, digital media studies, new media art and theory, postcolonial and counterculture discourses, and popular techno-cultures. He is currently a visiting faculty at the Department of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His book manuscript project, Programming Archipelago: Digital Visual Cultures and Nationalism in Indonesia, examines various forms of digital nationalism in post-authoritarian Indonesia and connects them to the historical trajectory of media technologies and nationalism in the country.  

MemberJuli Gittinger

Counter-colonialism and the Afrofuturist utopica in Black Panther. American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Conference. Denver, CO, November 2018.

A “Proper” Hindu woman: Hindu nationalism vs. feminist activism on social media. International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture (ISMRC). Boulder, CO, August 2018
 (Re)telling History: The fiction of idealized Hindu nationhood. British Commonwe…
…role Cusack and John Morehead. McFarland.

“Mediating Hindu Identities: cultural regrouping online,” in Digital Hinduism. Edited by Xenia Zeiler.  Routledge [Forthcoming].



Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online. Routledge, 2018 (book)

“Hijabi Cosplay: performances of culture, religion, and fandom,” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 30.2 (Summer): 87-105.


2017           …

Areas: Contemporary Hinduism and Islam Research interests: Nationalism, Religion and Media, Religion in Popular Culture, Secularism, Gender

MemberMetehan Karakurt

…A Short Reading of Russian Nationalism via Ilminsky’s Education System (İlminskiy’nin Eğitim Sistemi Üzerinden Rus Milliyetçiliğinin Kısa Bir Okuması)…

Ph.D. candidate who studies theories of nationalism and ethnicity, focusing on Caucasian and Middle East. Kocaeli University


Turkish Nationalism in Azerbaijan during the Tsarist Period (Çarlık Dönemi Azerbaycan’da Türk Milliyetçiliği)…

Metehan Karakurt primary research interests include theories of nationalism and ethnicity, caucasian studies, political philosophy. He also writes short stories and novella.