Memory studies, imagology, cultural nationalism, ecocriticism and literature, 19th Century cultural nationalism, Romantism, medivalism, historicism
Lecturer in Sociology and Global Studies, National University of Singapore (2016-present)
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.
I am a Berlin based masters student currently working on postcolonial poetry and the construction of nation in a postcolonial literary context.
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. Bri…
Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online. Routledge, 2018.
“Hijabi Cosplay: Negotiating Spheres of Religious, Cultural, and Fan Identities,” in Morehead, John, ed. Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred. McFarland [Forthcoming].
“Mediating Hindu Identities: cultural regrouping online,” in Zeiler, Xenia, ed. Digital Hinduism. Routledge [Forthcoming].
Areas: Contemporary Hinduism and Islam Research interests: Nationalism, Religion and Media, Religion in Popular Culture, Secularism, Gender
collective memory, historiography, national identity in Israeli, Palestinian, and Spanish Peninsular Lit. Jewish Studies, Sephardic Studies.
Chaucer, Cultural Geography, Anti-Semitism, Nationalism, Sex/Gender System, Queer Theory
Canadian literature, nationalism, modernism, contemporary poetry, travel writing, digital humanities, identity politics
XVII- and XVIII-century academies, XIX-century debates on character and national identity; gender studies; women writers; neorealist cinema.
PhD Candidate and Irish Research Council Scholar in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University (National University of Ireland), County Kildare, Ireland.