Marwan M. Kraidy, Ph.D.

ANTHONY SHADID CHAIR IN GLOBAL MEDIA, POLITICS & CULTURE,
PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION,
DIRECTOR, PROJECT FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH IN GLOBAL COMMUNICATION

Global Media and Transnational Communication; Creative Insurgency/Activism; Theories of Modernity, Globalization and Creativity; Arab Media/Culture/Politics Nexus; Reality Television; Music Video; Graffiti

Marwan M. Kraidy is the Anthony Shadid Professor of Communication and Director of the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA. The recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Kraidy has lectured worldwide and published more than 100 essays and 6 books, including Reality Television and Arab Politics (Cambridge UP 2010), which won three major prizes. Kraidy has been the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, Assistant Professor of International Relations at American University in Washington, DC, and Assistant Professor of Critical-Cultural Studies at the University of North Dakota. A frequent media commentator on global and Arab media issues, professor Kraidy is currently writing Creative Insurgency, focusing on the human body as a locus of power and resistance in revolutionary times. He tweets at @MKraidy.

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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Culture and Modernity in the "Arab Media Revolution"
  • Global and Comparative Media Systems
  • Theory & History in Global Communication
  • Global and Comparative Media Systems
  • Old Media & Digital Communication in Revolutionary Times
  • Communicating Publics
  • Globalization & the Music Video
  • Communication & Revolution
  • Culture & Modernity in the Arab Media "Revolution"


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Languages

Arabic and French (fluent)

Spanish (conversant)

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Media Requests

Media requests should be directed to Joseph Diorio at jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu, or 215-746-1798. 

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About PARGC

For more information about the Program for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC), please contact Project Coordinator, Marina Krikorian at mkrikorian@asc.upenn.edu or 215-573-8901

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