Joshua Neves

Associate Professor (Film Studies), Cinema
Concordia University

Joshua Neves


Professor Neves’ research centers on global and digital media, with a particular focus on cinema, television, and visual culture; Chinese/Asian screen cultures; postcolonial theory, cultural theory, and political theory; media anthropology; urbanism; problems of (il)legality and (il)legitimacy.

His work has appeared in Social Text, Discourse, Film Quarterly, Sarai, Cinema Journal, and the Media Fields Journal, among others. His co-edited a collection (with Bhaskar Sarkar), Asian Video Culturesin the Penumbra of the Global (Duke University Press, 2017), has been called a “fundamental reference across media studies” and “a milestone collection.” He is currently completing a book manuscript – Faking Globalization – exploring media, urbanism, and popular politics in China, and at work on new projects on postdemocracy, technological intimacy, and video theory.

He previously taught in the Department of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University, and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto.