Maryam Muliaee, PhD Media Study ‘20

Maryam Muliaee, PhD Media Study ‘20.

Maryam Muliaee, PhD Media Study ‘20

Media Artist, Filmmaker, Scholar

Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Critical Media Practices, University of Colorado, Boulder

Art director, researcher and animator at Buffalo Documentary Project, Founding editor of MAST (The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory)

Dr. Maryam Muliaee is a media artist-scholar and currently a Post-doctoral Associate in the Department of Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She received her Ph.D. in Media Study (a practice-based research program that combines media art creations with theoretical investigations) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2020, where she also has taught courses in video/sound production, as well as film and media theory seminars since 2015.

Maryam’s work is multidisciplinary, ranging from video and sound installation, soundwalk, mobile/locative media design, and experimental animation. Her recent works explore how media technologies can engender architectural and urban imaginaries for multisensory experiences through experimental and media archaeological approaches and tactics.

Maryam is the founding editor of MAST (The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory), a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to media art research and practice-based studies. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals (such as Ekphrasis and Metacritic Journal) and in two book chapters with Peter Lang (2019), and Bloomsbury Publishing (2021). She was the recipient of the advanced Dissertation Fellowship Award from the UB Gender Institute (2019-2020) for her doctoral project “Feminist Media Archaeology in Artistic Practice.”

Maryam is the art director, researcher and animator in Buffalo Documentary Project, which combines oral history and filmmaking to explore the lived experiences of the city of Buffalo and WNY beyond mainstream narratives. She is the co-founder of Media-as-things, a collective art-based research project focused on media archaeology and non-communication aesthetics in media arts. In 2019, Maryam was featured in LIVE YOUR ART, a documentary film that celebrates the spaces of art creation across diverse disciplines and portrays artists living and working in Buffalo, New York.