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Dr. Max Haiven
 

Dr. Max Haiven 
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Max Haiven joined the Division as an assistant professor in 2013 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University. He holds a PhD in English and Cultural Studies and an MA in Globalization Studies, both from McMaster University.

He is the author of three books:

- Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (Zed Books, 2014) (http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/paperback/crises-of-imagination-crises-of-power)

- Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) (http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?is=9781137355966)

- The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity  (with Alex Khasnabish) (Zed Books, 2014) (http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/paperback/the-radical-imagination)

His academic articles have appeared in journals including Social Text, Cultural Studies, The Radical History Review, Cultural Politics and Cultural Critique. His commentaries have appeared in popular online and print venues including Truth-Out, ROAR Magazine and Canadian Dimension.

Haiven's primary research area is the study of financialization, which means not only the increasing economic and political power of the globalized financial sector, but also its impacts on society and culture more broadly. Currently, he is pursuing research into the intersections of art and money, including the financialization of global art markets and of creative labour, the aesthetic qualities of money itself, and the work of artists who use money as a medium of creative and critical expression. He also studies social movements, and the political economy of culture and cultural labour.

Haiven is also co-director of the Radical Imagination Project (radicalimagination.org) and of the Art+Activism@NSCAD inititative (artandactivismatnscad.com/), both of which seek to celebrate and stimulate critical discussions about politics, economics, art, culture and society in Halifax and beyond.

More information can be found at maxhaiven.com

Publications by Dr. M Haiven
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Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
9781780329017
The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity  (with Alex Khasnabish) (Zed Books, 2014)

9781780329529
Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (Zed Books, 2014)