Suzi Mirgani

Suzi

Suzi Mirgani is Assistant Director for Publications at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar, and book review editor for the Journal of Arabian Studies. Her research is based on the intersection of politics and popular culture. She is author of Target Markets: International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall (Transcript Press, 2017); "Consumer Citizenship: National Identity and Museum Merchandise in Qatar," Middle East Journal 73, no. 4 (2019); and "The War on Piracy: Analyzing the Discursive Battles of Corporate and Government-Sponsored Anti-Piracy Campaigns,Critical Studies in Media Communication (2011); editor of Art and Cultural Production in the Gulf Cooperation Council (London: Routledge, 2017); and coeditor of Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings, with Mohamed Zayani (Oxford University Press/Hurst 2016), and Food Security in the Middle East, with Zahra Babar (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2014). Mirgani also publishes short stories and poetry, some of which have appeared in International Feminist Journal of Politics (2007); Journeys Home: An Anthology of Contemporary African Diasporic Experience (2009). Mirgani is an independent filmmaker working on highlighting stories from the Arab world.

 

Publications

Books

  1. Mirgani, Suzi. Target Markets: International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall. Bielefeld: Transcript Press, 2017.

Journal Articles/Online Articles

  1. Mirgani, Suzi. "GCC Museums Display their Digital Selves during the Coronavirus Pandemic." CIRS Online Brief, June 17, 2020. bit.ly/Mirgani_CIRS_Brief.
  2. Mirgani, Suzi. "Souvenir Sovereignty in Qatar." LSE Middle East Centre, Heritage and National Identity Construction in the Gulf: Between State-building and Grassroots Initiatives workshop, February 21, 2020. bit.ly/SuziBlogLSE2020.
  3. Mirgani, Suzi. "Consumer Citizenship: National Identity and Museum Merchandise in Qatar." Special Issue of Middle East Journal 73, no. 4 (2019): 555-572.
  4. Mirgani, Suzi. “Introduction: Art and Cultural Production in the GCC.” Special Issue of Journal of Arabian Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 1-12.
  5. Mirghani, Suzannah. "The War on Piracy: Analyzing the Discursive Battles of Corporate and Government-Sponsored Anti-Piracy Media Campaigns." Critical Studies in Media Communication 28, no. 2 (2011): 113-134.
  6. Mirghani, Suzi. “Rain Dance.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 9, no. 4 (December 2007): 558-559. 

Book Chapters

  1. Mirgani, Suzi. “An Overview of Informal Politics in the Middle East.” In Informal Politics in the Middle East, edited by Suzi Mirgani. Hurst, 2020.
  2. Mirgani, Suzi. “Oil for Art’s Sake: Art and Culture in the GCC.” In Routledge Handbook of Persian Gulf Politics, edited by Mehran Kamrava. Routledge, 2020.
  3. Mirgani, Suzi. “Making the Final Cut: Filmmaking and Complicating National Identity in Qatar and the GCC States.” In Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice, edited by Terri Ginsberg and Chris Lippard, 45-70. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  4. Mirgani, Suzi. "Collection of photographs." In The Gulf Crisis: The View from Qatar, edited by Rory Miller, 79-86. Doha, Qatar: Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press, 2018.
  5. Mirgani, Suzi. "The State of Arab Media in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings." In Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings, edited by Mohamed Zayani and Suzi Mirgani, 1-22. New York, NY. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  6. Mirghani, Suzi. “Home Bound.” In Journeys Home: An Anthology of Contemporary African Diasporic Experience, edited by Salome Nnoromele and Lisa Day-Lindsey. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2009.
  7. Mirghani, Suzi. “Cyprus in Bullets." In Cypriot Identities: Conversations on Paper, edited by Karin B. Costello, 29-31. Nicosia: Intercollege Press, 2005.
  8. Mirghani, Suzi. “Sub-Cypriots." In Cypriot Identities: Conversations on Paper, edited by Karin B. Costello, 32-33. Nicosia: Intercollege Press, 2005.
  9. Mirghani, Suzi. “Nomad Woman Got No Home to Go to.” In Selves at Home, Selves in Exile: Stories of Emplacement and Displacement, edited by Ayşe Lahur Kırtunç, Atilla Silkü, Kenneth W. Rose, and Murat Erdem, 85-91. Izmir: Ege University Press, 2003.

Edited Books/Journal Special Issues

  1. Mirgani, Suzi, ed. Informal Politics in the Middle East. London: Hurst, 2020.
  2. Mirgani, Suzi, ed. “Art and Cultural Production in the GCC.” Special Issue of Journal of Arabian Studies 7, no. 1 (2017).
  3. Zayani, Mohamed, and Suzi Mirgani, eds. Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  4. Babar, Zahra, and Suzi Mirgani, eds. Food Security in the Middle East. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Conference Presentations

  1. “Souvenir Sovereignty,” paper delivered at LSE conference on “Heritage and National Identity Construction in the Gulf: Between State-building and Grassroots Initiatives,” London, December 5–6, 2019.

  2. “Enter through the Gift Shop: Signifying a Modern National Identity through Qatar Museums’ Merchandise,” paper delivered at the Museums in Arabia Conference, London, UK, June 27, 2019.

  3. "Constructing a Contemporary Qatari National Identity through Qatar Museums' Merchandise," paper delivered at the 52nd Annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 17, 2018.
  4. “Target Markets: International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall,” CIRS Focused Discussion lecture, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar, April 5, 2017.
  5. “Communicating Change in the Gulf Cooperation States (GCC): Information Technologies and Social Transformation,” paper delivered at International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, USA, February 23, 2017.
  6. “Tweeting Terrorism: ICTs and Media Spectacles,” Media in the Contemporary Middle East International Conference, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, September 3, 2015.
  7. “Advancing Financial Education for Transnational Families,” Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, June 3, 2015.
  8. “Shop ‘til You Drop: A Mirroring of Global Capitalism and Global Terrorism,” paper delivered at International Studies Association Conference, February 17-21, 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  9. “The Arab Uprisings and Mediated Resistance: Unofficial Cultural Production,” paper delivered at International Studies Association Conference, March 26-29, 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  10. “Digital ‘Piracy’ and the Politics of Diffusion: The Discourse of Internet Control and the Battle over Media Messages,” paper delivered at International Studies Association Conference, April 3-6, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  11. “Thus Spake Gaylord; Angels In Dire Straits,” paper delivered at “Inscriptions in the Sand” conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, May 12-13, 2005.
  12. “Aging Bull,” paper delivered at Inscriptions in the Sand conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, June 7-9, 2004.
  13. “Global Androgyny and Alternative Advertising,” paper delivered at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
  14. “Shock-vertising and the Provocation of the Image,” paper delivered at the 2003 “Inscriptions in the Sand” conference, Eastern Mediterranean University.
  15. “Nomad Woman Got No Home to go to,” paper delivered at Ege University’s 7th International Cultural Studies Symposium, May 2002, Izmir, Turkey.