Visible/Invisible: Disaster, Occupation, and the Politics of Images during 2014 Flood in Indian-administered Kashmir (South Asian Studies Council)

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Horchow Hall, Room 103
Mohamad Junaid (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)

Mohamad Junaid  is Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He specializes in political movements, militarization, space and place, memory studies, and visual anthropology. His previous work analyzed youth activism, political subjectivity, and practices of state violence in Kashmir. His current project is an ethnographic study of the visual economy of violence in South Asia. He analyzes ways in which the professional demands, material logistics, and ethics of photojournalism, as well as notions of ‘photorealism,’ relate to the visual framing of violence, how such framing mediates local and global understanding of political conflicts, and how images of violence are mobilized politically by governments, human rights groups, and activists in pursuit of inclusionary and exclusionary ends.

This event is part of the MacMillan Center South Asian Studies Council’s Political Violence and its Legacies 2019 Series. For more information, see