Season 3: Episode 5: Franco-Algerian War
In this episode, Kelsie interviews Maura McCreight, a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, with a focus on the history of photography and the Maghrib. The episode explores the often untaught history of the Franco-Algerian war, an important decolonization conflict that liberated Algeria. McCreight is a Singer Family Dissertation 2022 Fellow at the Ryerson Image Centre and 2022-23 grantee of the American Institute of Magrib Studies (AIMS) for research in Algeria. Her dissertation retraces photographs of women during the Algerian War for Independence (1954–1962) using methods that mimic the conflict’s scattered visual archival existence. In this episode, we explore that work. Let's get into it!