Emma McDonald is a Work Study Student with the Cinema Iranica project, supporting the growth of the Institute’s digital database of written materials and performing general website maintenance. She is a senior undergraduate student, majoring in anthropology and minoring in digital humanities and cinema. Emma is interested in how cinema is both a functional and reflective expression of social/cultural identities, on both personal and national levels. Emma is interested in exploring how the representation of genre, in particular humor and comedy, is a key component in the unique character of national cinema. In addition to her academic work, Emma is an accomplished mixed media sculpture artist whose work has been featured as part of numerous collaborative projects with local Toronto artists and arts community spaces.
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations