Jalal Toufic is a writer, film theorist, and video artist. His video and installation work, which include Credits Included: A Video in Red and Green (1995), 'Ashura': This Blood Spilled in My Veins (1996), and Radical Closure Artist with Bandaged Sense Organ (1997), have been shown at Artists Space, New York; the San Francisco Cinematheque, the Lab and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; UCLA Film and TV Archive; XYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto; Théâtre de Beyrouth; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; and Centre International de Poésie, Marseille. He co-edited the special Discourse issue Gilles Deleuze, A Reason to Believe in this World, and edited the special Discourse issue Middle Eastern Films Before Thy Gaze Returns to Thee. He has taught at California Institute of the Arts, University of California Berkeley, and USC. He presently lives in Lebanon.