Anna Stielau is a second year PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. Her training is in art, and she led a previous life as an art writer and journalist in Cape Town, South Africa. Her current research centers on land redress processes in the global South, with a specific interest in the forms through which redistributive justice is imagined, organized and mediated, and how those structure relations to the State alongside collective life and belonging.
Aaron Doughty is a second year PhD student in the department of Media, Culture and Communication. His work address video games through a mixture of phenomenology, aesthetics, and critical race studies.
Ian McKenzie is a second year PhD candidate in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. He did his BFA and his MA at Pratt Institute. His current research focuses on the techniques and technologies of communist transition, with a specific interest in economic cybernetics, land redistribution, and the relation of reparations in the US to both communism and transition.