Dr. Elia Eliev is a former Assistant Professor and now Honorary Fellow of Thorneloe University in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. He received his Ph.D. (Gender and Feminist Studies) from the University of Ottawa, his MA (Critical Curatorial Cybermedia) from the Haute école d’art et de design – Genève, and his B.F.A (Honours) in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa. His articles have appeared in Kritische Berichte, Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, and Masculinities: A Journal of Culture and Society. He is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Insight Development Grant), National Research Foundation, Canada Council of the Arts, and the Fondation Alma & Baxter Ricard.
Ph.D., University of Ottawa (Feminist and Gender Studies)
M.A., Geneva University of Art & Design (Critical, Cross-Cultural, Curatorial Studies)
B.F.A., University of Ottawa (Visual Arts)
Contemporary art, visual culture, cultural globalization, queer of color theory, queer of color critique, critical race art history, critical masculinity studies, postcolonial and decolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies in the Global South (in particular in Lebanon, Morocco, and South Africa).
Eliev, E. (2021). “Un/Disclosing Queerness in Al-ilka al hamra,” Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, 6 (3): 387-401. [Translated in Arabic].
Eliev, E. (2016). “Uneasy Acts: Queer Readings of Zaatari’s ‘Hashem El Madani Project,’” Kritische Berichte. Gender 2.0 New Ideas on ‘Gender’ in the Arts and Cultural Studies, Eds. Söll, Änne and Linda Hentschel, 4 (1): 95-105.
Eliev, E. (2019). “Queering (Post)Apartheid: Visual Culture in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Hilton Québec, October 24-27.
Eliev, E. (2019). “Zanele Muholi.” Queer Visualities: African Perspectives, Other Perspectives Conference, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, February 28-March 1.
Andrea D. Fitzpatrick and E. Eliev (2018). “Methodologies for the Contemporary Art of Global Asias.” College Art Association Congress, Los Angeles, February 21-24.
Eliev, E. (2021). “‘My Eyes Speak the Truth:’ Non-Binary Visibility in Khansa’s Khayef.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference: We Are Family: Feminist Community Formations Across Borders and Experience, Virtual conference, October 15.
Eliev, E. (2019). “Queer à la libanaise: Opaque Expressions in Akram Zaatari’s Shou Bhebbak.” Queer Visualities: African Perspectives, Other Perspectives Conference, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, February 28-March 1.
Eliev, E. (2017). “Queer (In-)Visibilities: An Exploration of Arab Queer Visualities in Akram Zaatari’s How I Love You.” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference Banff, Alberta, October 12-15.
2016 “Uneasy Acts: Queer Readings of Zaatari’s ‘Hashem El Madani Project’.” Gender 2.0 New Ideas on ‘Gender’ in the Arts and Cultural Studies, Kritische Berichte. Eds. Söll, Änne and Linda Hentschel: 95-105.
2014 Continuums: Ariane Thézé. Lyon: Rizhome. Co-authors, Dominique Gaudry and Ariane Thézé.
2012 Anyse Ducharme: Arti/fiction Realities. Sudbury: Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario.
2018 Co-Chair. Methodologies for the Contemporary Art of Global Asias. College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, February 21-24 (Chair, Andrea D. Fitzpatrick).
2013 Chair. Marking the Territory: Shifting Face of Masculinities in Lebanon. Presented at the Gender and Feminism: New Interdisciplinary Perspective, Geneva University of Art and Design, May 27.
LGBTQ Issues NOW: Lebanon. The Mediterranean Research Group, Gender Issues in Mediterranean Countries Panel, University of Ottawa, February 2.
Queer (In-)Visibilities: An Exploration of Arab Queer Visualities in Akram Zaatari’s ‘How I Love You’ (2001), Universities Art Association of Canada Conference – Not In, But Not Out: Negotiating Spaces of Queer Practices in Visual Arts Panel, Banff, Alberta, October 12-15.
(Dis)Identifying Queerness in the Arab World: An Overview of Akram Zaatari’s Lens-Based Artworks, College Art Association Conference, Global Queer Art Panel, New York City Hilton Midtown, February 15-18.
Staging the (Queer) Stage: Hashem El Madani’s Studio Practices, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Docufictions in the Contemporary Art of the Middle East Panel, NASCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) University, Halifax, November 5-7.
My Lovestory: Metaphors of queer desires and love in Zaatari’s ‘Crazy for You,’ Unruly Bodies: Gender/Norms/Resistance Conference – Corpoqueer Practices Panel, Belgian Network for Gender Studies, Brussels, October 29-30.
Excavating Hidden Desires: A Postqueer Reading of Akram Zaatari’s Visual Production, Hypervisibility III – Beyond the Closet: Coming-Out Narratives in Transnational Visual Cultures, University of Ottawa, December 8-9.
Reverberating Post-Queer Cultural Tunisian Productions: An Analysis of ‘The String,’ Universities Art Association of Canada Conference – Performativity Under Fire: Embodiment in Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Panel, Concordia University, Montreal, November 1-3.
The Politics of Location Revisited, 8th European Feminist Research Conference, Central European University, Department of Gender Studies and At Gender: European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, May 17-20.