BIO and CONTACT

Max Haiven (photo by Karin Cope)
Max Haiven (photo by Karin Cope)

(300 words) Max Haiven is a writer, teacher and organizer, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He holds a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University and an MA in Globalization Studies from the same, and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University.  Based now in Halifax, Canada, Haiven has been involved in student, peace, trade union, anti-racist and Indigenous solidarity struggles. Primarily, Haiven’s scholarly research has focused on the financialization of society and culture over the past forty years. He has published in journals including Social Text, Cultual Studies, Cultural Politics, Mediations, The Radical History Review and Cultural Logic.  His first scholarly monograph Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in May of 2014. He is currently is co-director (along with Alex Khasnabish) of the Radical Imagination Project a ethnographic solidarity research initiative dedicated to understanding and enlivening radicalism and activism in Halifax.  Their writing about the project has appeared in journals including Affinities, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, and Interface and their book The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity will be published by Zed Books in July of 2014.  Haiven’s sole-authored academic work on the radical imagination has appeared in journals including Cultural Critique and The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. He also frequently writes for non-academic venues, including Truth-Out, Dissident Voice, Art Threat, ROAR Magazine, Canadian Dimension and Znet.  His book Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons will be published by Zed Books in March 2014.

(150 words) Max Haiven is a writer, teacher and organizer, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in Halifax Canada.  His research focuses on themes including the financialization of society and culture, social movements and the radical imagination, the politics and economics of culture, critical art practices, and social and cultural theory. He writes articles for both academic and general audiences and has been published in venues including Truth-Out, Dissident Voice, Social Text, Cultural Studies, Cultural Politics and Interface: A Journal For and About Social Movements . He is author of Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (Zed Books, 2014), The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish, Zed Books, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

(50 words) Max Haiven is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada.  He is author of Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power (2014), The Radical Imagination (with Alex Khasnabish, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization (2014).

Check out my page at academia.edu: http://nscad.academia.edu/MaxHaiven

My name is sometimes misspelled “Max Haven.”

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Dr. Max Haiven

c/o the Division of Historical and Critical Studies
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3J 3J6

email: mhaiven[at]nscad[dot]ca

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Assistant Professor, Art History and Critical Studies, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

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