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“Making Spaces: Art, Culture & Difference in Iraqi Kurdistan,” The Journal of Intersectionality. Pluto Journals. 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Guest-Editor

“Making Spaces” (Fall 2022) has grown out of an earlier special issue of the Journal of Intersectionality (Pluto Journals) entitled, “Making Faces: Art & Intersectionality in Iraqi Kurdistan” (2018). 

“Making Spaces” explores the complex intersections of interconnected and interdependent social categorizations such as nation, ethnicity, gender, class, language, sexuality, race, disability, religion, education, and culture in Iraqi Kurdistan through the consideration of the spatial composition in which art is created and in which artists work. It will focus on reexamining the mediums through which Kurdish national stories are transmitted and those “other” modalities and spaces where marginalized narratives may be found, and how the occupation of a space can allow for strategic constructions of meaning within that space and those that allow for contestation of institutionalized inequalities, ideologies, behavioral scripts.

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“Making Faces: Art & Intersectionality in Iraqi Kurdistan,” The Journal of Intersectionality, Vol.2, No. 2. 2018.

Cockrell-Abdullah, Guest-Editor

 

“Making Faces”, is an interdisciplinary journal issue that broadly examines contemporary Kurdish art forms and visual culture in Iraqi Kurdistan. Placing the practices of Kurdish artists and cultural producers working in Iraqi Kurdistan under our focus, this special issue investigates the ways in which artists and activists, journalists and politicians, teachers and students, displaced peoples and citizens, are coming together to make art and produce visual events in a way that reflects and confronts the hard questions of a society in a period of rapid social, economic and political transformation. The essays making up this special issue are situated around and negotiate multiple intersections of interconnected and interdependent social categorizations such as nation, ethnicity, gender, class, language, sexuality, education and culture. 

PUBLICATIONS

Editor – Journal Special Issues

Cockrell-Abdullah, Guest-Editor, “Making Spaces: Art, Culture & Difference in Iraqi Kurdistan,” The Journal of Intersectionality. Pluto Journals. Forthcoming Fall 2022.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Guest-Editor, “Making Faces: Art & Intersectionality in Iraqi Kurdistan,” The Journal of Intersectionality, Vol.2, No. 2. 2018. 

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Book Chapters

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “One & Three Flags: Language & Representation in the Art of Halgurd A. Baram.” In The Oxford Handbook of Kurdish Language, edited by Jaffer Sheyholislami & Haidar Khezri, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming Winter 2023. Accepted for publication.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “Interrupting the Cycle of Violence: Art, Marginalization and Collective National Trauma in Iraqi Kurdistan.” In Realizing Nonviolent Resistance: Neoliberalism, Societal Trauma, and Marginalized Voice, edited by Jeremy Rinker & Jerry Lawler, 145-176. New York: Peter Lang, 2020. Access the work HERE.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “Art & Agency: Transforming Relationships of Power in Iraqi Kurdistan.” In Promoting Peace through Practice, Academia, and the Arts, edited by Mohammed Walid Lutfy & Chris Toffolo, 320-342.  Hershey: IGI Global, 2018.  Access the work HERE.

 

McCurley, Robert, and Autumn R Cockrell. (2012). Belly: A Visual Appreciation. CIA Creative. Nashville, TN.  

 

Journal Articles

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “Guest-Editor’s Introduction Critical Artwork, Critical Actions and the Inclusion of Difference”. The Journal of Intersectionality, Special Issue, Making Spaces: Art, Culture & Difference in Iraqi Kurdistan, Vol.6, No.1, November 2022. https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.13169/jinte.6.1.0001 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “Civic Engagement, Public Intellectualism & Art”. The Journal of Intersectionality, Special Issue, Making Spaces: Art, Culture & Difference in Iraqi Kurdistan, Vol.6, No.1, November 2022. https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.13169/jinte.6.1.0008 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “Guest-Editor’s Introduction: Towards a Greater Understanding of Contemporary Kurdish Art and Aesthetics”. The Journal of Intersectionality, Special Issue, Making Faces: Art & Intersectionality in Iraqi Kurdistan, Vol.2, No.2, (2018):3-10.  https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/jinte.2.issue-2

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “There is No Kurdish Art”. The Journal of Intersectionality, Special Issue, Making Faces: Art & Intersectionality in Iraqi Kurdistan, Vol.2, No.2, (2018):103-128.  https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/jinte.2.issue-2

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. "Constituting Histories through Culture in Iraqi Kurdistan." Zanj: The Journal of Critical Global South Studies, Special Issue, Kurdish Culture, Identity and Geopolitics: Toward Decolonization, Vol. 2, No. 1, (2018): 65-91. https://www-jstor-org.libproxy.ung.edu/stable/10.13169/zanjglobsoutstud.2.1.0065   

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. “Identity and Art: A Reflection on “The Arabs: An American Story.” Syrian Studies Association Bulletin. Vol. 23, No. 1, (2018). https://ojcs.siue.edu/ojs/index.php/ssa/article/view/3286

 

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Encyclopedia Entries

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Multiple Entries. In Conflict in the Middle East Encyclopedia, edited by Johnathan K. Zartman,. Santa Barbara: ABD-CLIO, 2020. *Entries: Kurdistan Regional Government; Youth Bulge, Labor Migration (Sending Countries); Oman, Oman, Bin Said Al Said, Sultan; Regime Change Cascades; Rentier State Politics   

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Book Reviews

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Review of “Local Peacebuilding and Legitimacy: Interactions Between National and Local Levels”. Journal of International and Global Studies. Fall/Winter Volume 10, No. 1 2018. https://dev-web.lindenwood.edu/files/resources/221-223-cockrell-abdullah.pdf

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Review of “Debating the Iran-Iraq War in Contemporary Iran”. Journal of International and Global Studies. Fall/Winter Volume 10, No. 1 2018. https://www.lindenwood.edu/files/resources/227-228-cockrell-abdullah.pdf

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Review of “Negotiations of the New World: The Omnipresence of “Global” as a Political Phenomenon”. Journal of International and Global Studies. Spring/Summer 2018, Volume 9, No. 2, 2018. http://www.lindenwood.edu/files/resources/153-154-cockrell-abdullah.pdf

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Review of "The Iraqi Federation: Origin, Operation and Significance”. Journal of International and Global Studies. Fall Issue 2017. http://www.lindenwood.edu/files/resources/166-167-shakir.pdf .

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Review of "Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolution". Journal of International and Global Studies. Spring Issue 2017. http://www.lindenwood.edu/files/resources/107-108-autumn-cockrell-abdullah.pdf .

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Review of "Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar". Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. Fall 2017.

PRESENTATIONS

News Media

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. NRT Television News. Interview, 2020 U.S. Elections. Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, November 6, 2020.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Kurdistan 24 Television News. Interview, American relations with the Kurds. Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan. December 12, 2016.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Kurdistan 24 Television News. Interview, 2016 U.S. Elections. Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan. November 8, 2016.

 

Conferences

Cockrell-Abdullah. On Marinades, Microwaves and Signposts: Teaching and Learning in the Turbulent Era of COVID. Roundtable presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Association. Virtual Meeting. June 8, 2021.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah. Interrupting the Cycle of Violence: Art, Marginalization and Collective National Trauma in Iraqi Kurdistan. Book launch event for Realizing Nonviolent Resilience: Neoliberalism, Societal Trauma, and Marginalized Voice (New York: Peter Lang, 2020). Virtual Event. February 9, 2021.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah. Constituting Histories Through Culture in Iraqi Kurdistan. Paper presentation at Denial The Final Stage of Genocide, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina. April 13-14, 2019.

 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Art & Agency: Art Making and Micro-Conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan. Roundtable presentation at International Studies Association, International Politics of the Everyday: Locating and Exploring Cultural Practices as Sites of the International, Baltimore, Maryland. February 25, 2017. 

Cockrell-Abdullah, Autumn. Art & Agency: Art Making and Micro-Conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan. Roundtable presentation at International Studies Association, Visual Media and Peace Education: Strategic Pedagogy Across Disciplines, Atlanta, Georgia March 17, 2016.

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