Dr. Elia Eliev

Dr. Elia Eliev

Honorary Fellow of Thorneloe University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Biography:

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.

www.eeliev.com

Education

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)

Research Interests

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).

Courses Taught at Thorneloe University at Laurentian

  • WGSX 1005   Introduction aux études féministes
  • WGSX 2066   Critical Sexuality Studies
  • WGSX 2006   Women as Artists I: A Women’s Art History
  • WGSX 2007   Women as Artists II: Contemporary Art and Issues
  • WGSX 2107   Women and Popular Culture
  • WGSX 2296   Gender Issues in Education
  • WGSX 2506   Rethinking Masculinities
  • WGSX 2907   Special Topics: Global Queer Cinema
  • WGSX 3015   Feminist Theories
  • WGSX 3306   Female Sexualities
  • WGSX 4005   Directed Reading and Research Seminar
  • SOCI 2076      Études féministes en sciences humaines

Courses Taught Elsewhere

  • Art and Gender (University of Ottawa)
  • Special Topics: Global Perspectives on Queer Contemporary Art (University of Ottawa)
  • Special Topics: Sexual Representation in the Visual Arts (Concordia)

Publications

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.

Presentations and Public Lectures

Selected Session Organized and/or Chaired (Peer-Reviewed)

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.

Selected Papers Presented at Scholarly Conferences (Peer-Reviewed)

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.

Session Organized and/or Chaired (Peer-Reviewed)

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. 

Papers Presented at Scholarly Conferences (Peer-Reviewed)

2018

LGBTQ Issues NOW: Lebanon. The Mediterranean Research Group, Gender Issues in Mediterranean Countries Panel, University of Ottawa, February 2.

2017

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.

2016

(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.

2015

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.


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