Natacha Yazbeck, Ph.D.
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 work has been published by Penguin, Polity, Memory Studies, 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, Yazbeck will manage events and programming for the Center on Digital Culture and Society.