Lara Mazurski is a lecturer and course co-ordinator at Amsterdam University College. She has also been a lecturer in the Department of Literary and Cultural Analysis at the UVA. She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Analysis from the UvA in 2014. Her work investigates visual culture focusing on mediums such as theatre, literature, contemporary art, photography, and media with a special focus on the axis of differentiation such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race. Her current research interests are concerned with queer theory, immigration, multiculturalism, Islam and women, gender.
Teaching Undergraduate Level
Gender and Sexuality
Cities and Cultures
Introduction to Visual Methodologies
The Global Identity Experience
Advanced Research Writing
Academic Writing Skills
Analysis and Interpretation 1
Identities in Popular Culture
Identities in Visual and Cultural Studies
Mass Media, Culture, and Identity
Representing Identity Through Film and Literature
Reading the City: Cultural Analysis and Representations of the City
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
2017 “Intervening in Hegemonic Imaginings of Women in Islam: The Semiotics of Islam.” with Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture.
2016 “Besieged by Burqas: Intervening in Stereotypes.” Tijdscrift for Gender Studies. 1(19) 2016.
2016 “Exclusion in the Canadian Context: Full-Face Veils as a Barrier to Citizenship.” The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research. 9(1): 2016.
2015 “Stereotypes of Muslim Women in the Post-9/11 Era: An Analysis of the Burqa Avenger.” Studies in Visual Art and Communication- an International Journal. Web.
2013 “The Scapegoating of Islamic Immigrant Women” IC JOURNAL – Scientific Journal of Information and Communication. Seville, University of Seville. Web.
PUBLICATIONS EDITED VOLUMES
“Intervening in Stereotypes of Muslim Women: The Burqa Avenger.” Forthcoming Global TV After 9/11. Ed. Chiara Ferrari. Oxford: Peter Lang.
2015 “Right-Wing Campaign Strategies in Sweden.” Digital Media Strategies of the Far Right in Europe and the United States. Eds. Druxman, Helga and Patricia Anne Simpson. 161-176. London: Lexington Books. 2015. Print.
2014 “Imagined Violence: Representations of Masculinity and a Culture of Peace.” Communication for Peace: Mapping an Emerging Field. Eds. Julia Hoffmann and Virgil Hawkins. 107-119. New York: Routledge. 2014. Print.
2014 “Politicizing the (Trans)National” Mapping the Intersections of Politics, Art, and Space, (Collected Volume). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.
2011 “Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? Journal of Visible Culture. New York: University of Rochester. Print.
2018 The Blue Collective
2007 Een Ander Justitie’ Informatie Over Een Ander Justite Vindt, Ministerie Van Justitie Directie Coordinatie Integratiebeleid Minderhede, Den Haag
Papers Presented: Conference (Selection)
(2016) Die Antwoord: Is the Answer to Hegemonic Imaginings of Afrikaans Culture. Sex and the Cinema: A Film Studies Journal Conference, University of Kent, December 10-12 2016, UK.
(2014)The Burqa Avenger: An Analysis of Burqa Clad Avengers on TV, ASCA International Workshop, July 2014, UVA.
(2013) Mediating Creative Destruction, IAMCR, Dublin, Ireland. 2013.
(2013) International Conference Media Ethics, Scapegoating of Islamic Immigrant Women, Seville, Spain. 04/04/2013-06/04/2013.
(2012) ASCA International Conference, Besieged By Burqas: An analysis of Sverigedemokraterna’s 2010 Election Advert, the 2011 ASCA International Workshop, Amsterdam. Netherlands.
(2011) Politicizing The National. American Anthropology Association (AAA) International Conference, (November 15-20 2011), Montreal, Canada.
(2011) Besieged By Burqas: An analysis of Sverigedemokraterna’s 2010 Election Advert International Annual Conference NCG “Religions and their Despisers: Criticism and Vilification of Religions and Believers” 4-5 November 2011, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
(2011) Singularity Diffracted Memories in Transnational Literature, Transnational Memories Research, Utrecht University, 23 to 24 June 2011, Utrecht, Netherlands
(2011) Besieged by Burqas: An Analysis of Sverigedemokraterna 2011 Election Campaign, June 11, 2011, ASCA Mini Conference, UvA.
(2011) Heroic Victims: An Analysis of Eve Ensler’s, Under The Burqa, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Practicing Theory the 2011 ASCA International Workshop, Amsterdam
(2010) Subjectivity and the Veiled Women’s Body, FORUM Institute, Leiden
(2010) On the Borders of My Dreams I Encountered My Double’s `ghost: An Analysis of Jean-Ulrick Deserts, Articulations: 2010 Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis International Workshop, March 22nd-24th, UvA.
(2009) Gendered Cultures at the Crossroads of Imagination, Knowledge and Politics, 7th European Feminist Research Conference June 4-7 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands