Irmgard Emmelhainz is an independent translator, writer and researcher based in Anahuac Valley (Mexico City). She holds a Ph.D. from the Art Department at the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work about film, the Palestine Question, art, culture and neoliberalism has been translated to Indonesian, Portuguese, Persian, Korean, Chinese, German, Italian, Norwegian, French, English, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew and Serbian and has been published in an array of international publications. She has presented it at an array of international venues including Harvard, the March Meeting at Sharjah, the Walter Benjamin in Palestine Conference (2015) the New School and Americas Society (2016), SBC Gallery, Montreal (2016), The University of California in San Diego, ArtBo, Bogotá, School of Visual Arts, New York, KHIO at Oslo, University of Texas El Paso (2020). Her book in Spanish: The Tyranny of Common Sense: Mexico’s Neoliberal Conversion came out in 2016 with a preface by Franco (Bifo) was published by SUNY Press in 2020; The Sky is Incomplete: Travel Chronicles in Palestine was published by Taurus Mexico (2017) and is forthcoming in 2023 with Vanderbilt; Jean-Luc Godard’s Political Filmmaking came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. The Spanish version of Toxic Loves, Impossible Futures: Feminist Lives as Resistance (Vanderbilt, 2021) is out now with Taurus Mexico.
The 2022 C-MAP seminar series, Transversal Orientations Part II, was held on Zoom across four panels on May 25 and 26, 2022. This text by Irmgard Emmelhainz, independent translator, writer and researcher, is the second written response to the seminar.