Owen Logan, MA, Ph.D. is an Honorary Research Fellow, in the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He has worked in the fields of the creative and performing arts, art history, sociology and energy studies. He is co-editor of two global ethnographies, Contested Powers: Energy and Development in Latin America (Zed Books 2015), and Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-economics of Oil and Gas (Pluto Press 2012). Between 2010 and 2014, he co-edited the Glasgow-based Variant magazine devoted to crosscurrents in culture. He is also a photographer and co-curated The Kings Peace: Realism and War (Stills, Edinburgh 2014). As a photographer his publications include Masquerade, Michael Jackson Alive in Nigeria, with Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, (Altered Images/Stills 2014); Bloodlines – vite allo specchio with a foreword by Tahar Ben Jelloun, (Cornerhouse 1994); Al Maghrib, with stories by Paul Bowles (Polygon 1989). His projects have toured internationally, and his pictures are in several public collections including the Scottish Parliament. His current research interests centre on a collaborative ethnography on the spirit of fascism in the arts which examines the artistic transmission and reception of key fascist traits identified in political science.
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