Madiha Tahir: Does the Subaltern (Give a) Sh*t?: Drone Voyeurism and the Work of Endurance
Fall 2018 SCT Colloquium: American Global Militarism and Social Justice
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Madiha Tahir is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University researching the spatial politics of remote (drone) warfare. She is the director of Wounds of Waziristan, a short documentary film that marks the first time that an extended portrayal of Pakistani survivors of drone attacks was broadcast on American television. She is also the co-editor of a volume of essays, Dispatches from Pakistan, with co-editors Vijay Prashad and Qalandar Bux Memon and the co-founder of Tanqeed, a magazine of politics and culture, with Mahvish Ahmad.
Tahir has worked as a freelance journalist and her work has appeared in a host of media outlets including Al Jazeera, Vice, Foreign Affairs, Caravan, Guernica, The New Inquiry, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Wall Street Journal as well as on Democracy Now!, PRI and BBC’s "The World", and elsewhere. She holds a masters degree in Near Eastern Studies from NYU and an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School.