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Miriam Paeslack

Director- Graduate Studies, Arts Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Miriam Paeslack, is assistant professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University at Buffalo’s Arts Management Program. Trained as an art historian and historian of law, in Germany, Italy and the United States, she specializes in the analysis of visual representations of urban spaces and concepts of urban experience and identity. She is the editor of Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffalo, which brings together a range of scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, art and architecture to look at both the literal city image and urban representation generated by photographs, video, historical and contemporary narratives, and grass-root initiatives. It investigates the notion of agency of media in the city and, in return, what the city’s agency is.