Btihaj Ajana is Lecturer at the Departments of Media, Culture and Creative Industries, and Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Her teaching, writing and research interests are concerned with the areas of culture and identity, ethics and politics, and the philosophy of digital media. She is the author of Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity (Palgrave, 2013), a book that provides a critical analysis of the various socio-political and ethical implications of identity systems and the policies of immigration and citizenship. Btihaj is currently developing projects on cultural and creative processes with a particular focus on the emerging cultural and museum initiatives in Arab states, and how these are reconfiguring narratives about culture and identity, heritage and memory in the region.

The Cultural Institute at King’s connects the College with practitioners, producers, policy makers and participants across arts and culture, creating space where conventions are challenged and original perspectives emerge. The Institute aims to ensure that thinking generated within King’s delivers benefits and drives innovation across the cultural sector, and that arts and culture inspire new approaches to research and learning throughout the College.

Publicity and outreach:
Tzara Talissa Makdessi
Kerry McAuliffe
Oana Mihut
Ossman Saeb Salam

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