Natacha Yazbeck, Ph.D.

Portrait of Natacha Yazbeck
Associate Director, Center on Digital Culture & Society
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Digital Culture & Society; Knight News Innovation Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Natacha Yazbeck is a multimedia journalist and researcher focusing on race, rights, and invisible structures of discrimination that have survived the digital transition in journalism, the impact of digitization on narratives around war and protest, and the interplay between social media platforms, trauma, and memory. Her writing and photography have published by Penguin, Sage Journals, and Getty Images. A former Middle East correspondent, she covered conflict, politics, and society in Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen for close to a decade for Agence France-Presse (AFP). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School, an M.A. in Communication from Annenberg, and an M.A. in Sociology from the American University of Beirut. In addition to her research on conflict, protest, and digitization, as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center on Digital Culture and Society, she will manage events and programming for the Center. Yazbeck is also a 2020 Knight News Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University.

Natacha Yazbeck is a multimedia journalist and researcher focusing on race, labor, and rights in journalism and digital media. A former Middle East correspondent, she holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School.
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Yazbeck's Network

  • Center for Media at Risk
  • Center on Digital Culture and Society