Marwan M. Kraidy, Ph.D.
Marwan M. Kraidy is Professor of Communication and Director of the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication. The recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Professor Kraidy has lectured worldwide and published more than 100 essays and six books, including Reality Television and Arab Politics (Cambridge UP, 2010), which won three major prizes; Arab Television Industries (MacMillan, 2010), Hybridity (Temple UP, 2005), and Communication and Power in the Global Era (Routledge, 2010).
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, D.C., and Assistant Professor of Critical-Cultural Studies at the University of North Dakota.
Kraidy is a frequent commentator on global media issues, most regularly on National Public Radio in the United States. Major newspapers, radio and television channels in the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas have interviewed him, in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish, for expert analysis of global communication issues, Arab media, culture, and politics.
COMM 419: Communication and Revolution
COMM 485: Globalization and the Music Video
COMM 802/702: Global and Comparative Media Systems
COMM 811: Culture and Modernity in the Arab Media "Revolution"
COMM 816: Communicating Publics
COMM 821: Theory and History in Global Communication
COMM 885: Old Media and Digital Communication in Revolutionary Time
Professor Kraidy's research focuses on studies in global media and transnational communication, creative insurgency/activism, theories of modernity, globalization and creativity, the nexus of Arab media/culture/politics, and reality television and music videos in the Middle East.