Kraidy Analyzes ISIS’ Media Strategy and Anti-ISIS Satire in Recent Radio Interviews

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, Director of the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication and The Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics & Culture, recently appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the proliferation of anti-ISIS satire in the Arab world. Analyzing the content of several satirical videos, Kraidy highlighted the function of parody in times of fear and explained how these videos are being produced and circulated.

Kraidy was also interviewed on the November 18th edition of Background Briefing with Ian Masters about the most recent ISIS beheading video, commenting on the objectives behind their televised displays of brutality and the significance of their choice of execution sites.

Kraidy is currently a 2014/15 Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study where he is researching Arab creative dissent in revolutionary times.