My name is Ali Karimi and I’m a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University, Montreal. I study material media and urban culture in the Middle East. My doctoral dissertation, funded by a Vanier Scholarship (SSHRC), is on technologies of urban modernity in Kabul city, Afghanistan.

On this page, I occasionally write on issues related to Afghanistan and in particular the city of Kabul. I also share some of my academic and popular writings here. My other blog, Doshanbeha [Mondays], is where I write in Persian/Dari.