Marwan Kraidy to join Annenberg Faculty in the Fall

Marwan Kraidy, Assistant Professor of International Communication and International Relations, American University, will be joining the Annenberg School standing faculty beginning in the fall semester of 2007.

Professor Kraidy, who has been a Visiting Scholar at ASC this semester, is an expert in international, comparative, and global media, with special expertise on Middle East media systems. Professor Kraidy's books include Global Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives (Routledge, 2003, co-editor) and Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple University Press, 2005). Forthcoming is a book titled Screens of Contention: Arab Media and the Challenges of Modernity. Kraidy is on the editorial boards of Critical Studies in Media Communications, Language and Intercultural Communication, American Communication Journal, and the Arabic edition of Global Media Journal.

Professor Kraidy will present a public lecture, titled "Idioms of Contention: Reality TV and Arab Politics," on April 10, 2007. His seminar this semester for graduate students is titled, "Culture and Modernity in the 'Arab Media Revolution.'"