Ph.D., Media & Communication Studies, University of Leicester, UK (2008- 2012).
Ph.D. in English Literature, College of Arts, Baghdad University, Iraq (1999-2004).
M.A., English Literature, College of Arts, Baghdad University, Iraq (1997- 1999).
B.A., English Language and Literature, Al-Ma’mon University College, Baghdad, Iraq (1994- 1997) – Cum Laude.
Karim, K., & Al-Rawi, A. (Eds.) (2018). Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration. London: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan.
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Islam on YouTube: Online debates, protests and extremism. London: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan.
Al-Rawi, A. (2012). Media practice in Iraq. London, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Al-Rawi, A. (ed.) (2006). Khalid Habib Al-Rawi: The complete literary works. Introduced by A. Al-Rawi. Baghdad: Ekal Printing House. (In Arabic – 512 pages).
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Facebook and virtual nationhood: Social media & the “Arab Canadian” online community. AI & Society. 1-33.
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Online political activism in Syria: Sentiment analysis of social media. Sage Research Studies Cases, 1-25.
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Assessing Public sentiments and news preferences on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. International Communication Gazette, 79(1), 1-32.
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). News organizations 2.0: A comparative study of Twitter news. Journalism Practice. 11(6), 705-720.
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). The Rukh in Arabic culture: A linguistics and literary examination. Al-‘Arabiyya: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic. 50(1), 1-20.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Video games, terrorism & ISIS’s Jihad 3.0. Terrorism and Political Violence. 28(4), 1-35.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Understanding the social media audiences of radio stations. Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 23(1), 50-67.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Negotiating war on TV series: A cross-national comparative study of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 7(1), 1-22.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Facebook as a virtual mosque: The online protest against Innocence of Muslims. Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 17(1), 1-23.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Anti-ISIS humor: Cultural resistance of extremist ideology. Politics, Religion & Ideology. 17(1), 1-25.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). News values on social media: News organizations’ Facebook use. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 17(3), 1-19.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). The post-colonial novels of Desmond Stewart and Ethel Mannin. Contemporary Arab Affairs. 9(4),1-27.
Al-Rawi, A. (2015). International media organizations’ role in assisting the media sector in Iraq after 2003. Global Media Journal, 13(25), 1-15.
Al-Rawi, A. & Groshek, J. (2015). Arab Iranians & their social media use. CyberOrient: Online Journal for the Virtual Middle East, 9(2).
Groshek, J. & Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Anti-austerity in the Eurocrisis: Modeling protest movements through online-mobile-social media use and content. International Journal of Communication, 9, 3280-3303.
Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Online Reactions to the Muhammed Cartoons: YouTube and the virtual Ummah. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54(2), 1-30.
Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Sectarianism and the Arab Spring: Framing the popular protests in Bahrain. Global Media and Communication, 11(1), 25-42.
Al-Rawi, A. (2014). The representation of September 11th and American Islamophobia in non-Western cinema. Media, War & Conflict, 7(2), 152-164.
Al-Rawi, A. (2014). Cyber warriors in the Middle East: The case of the Syrian Electronic Army. Public Relations Review, 40(3), 420-428.
Al-Rawi, A. (2014). The Arab Spring and online protests in Iraq. International Journal of Communication, 8, 916-942.
Al-Rawi, A. (2014). Framing the online women’s movements in the Arab world. Information, Communication & Society, 17(4), 1-25.
Groshek, J. & Al-Rawi, A. (2013). Public sentiment and critical framing in social media content during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Social Science Computer Review, 31(5), 563-576.
Al-Rawi, A. & Gunter, B. (2013). News coverage of the 2010 Iraqi general election. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 6(1). 19-34.
Al-Rawi, A. (2013). The anti-terrorist advertising campaigns in the Middle East. Journal of International Communication, 19(2), 182-195.
Al-Rawi, A. & Gunter, B. (2013). Iraqi TV channels coverage of political candidates during the 2010 general election. Journal of Middle East Media. 9(1), 69-94.
Al-Rawi, A. (2013). The US role in shaping Iraq’s sectarian media. International Communication Gazette, 75(4), 374-391.
Al-Rawi, A. (2012). The Religious connotation of the Islamic dragon. Fabula: Journal of Folktale Studies, 53(4), 82-93.
Al-Rawi, A. (2010). The challenges and predicaments of Iraqi women journalists. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 3(3), 223-236.
Al-Rawi, A. (2010). Charles Perrault’s ‘Le Petit Poucet’ and its possible Arabic influences. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, 48(1), 31-41.
Al-Rawi, A. (2009). The mythical ghoul in Arabic culture. Cultural Analysis, 8, 45-65.
Al-Rawi, A. (2009). The Arabic ghoul and its western transformation. Folklore, 120(3), 291-306.
Al-Rawi, A. (2009). ‘Valley of the Wolves’ as representative of Turkish popular attitudes toward Iraq. The International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 3(1), 75-84.
Al-Rawi, A. (2009). John Buchan the orientalist: Greenmantle and Western views of the East. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 10(2).
Al-Rawi, A. (2008). The portrayal of the East vs. the West in Lady Mary Montagu’s letters and Emily Ruete’s memoirs. Arab Studies Quarterly, 30(1), 15-30.
Al-Rawi, A. (2008). Iraqi stereotypes in American culture: The case of films and video games. The International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 2(2), 225-250.
Al-Rawi, A. (2007). Manipulating Muslims in John Buchan’s Greenmantle and A.J. Quinnell’s The Mahdi: A pattern of consistency. The John Buchan Journal, 36, 18-32.
Al-Rawi, A., & Fahmy, S. (2018). Social media use in the diaspora: The case of the Syrian community in Italy. In K. Karim & A. Al-Rawi (Eds.). Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration (pp. 1-35). London: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan.
Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Social media & the 2014 hostilities in Iraq. In James Gee & Juliet Dee (Eds.). From Gezi Park to Ferguson: Social networks as facilitators of social movements (pp. 1-30). New York: Peter Lang.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Digital media literacy & its role in countering division and enhancing national identity in the Arab world. In J. Singh, P. Kerr & E. Hamburger (Eds.). Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism, (pp. 291-298). Paris: UNESCO.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). The 2011 popular protests in the Sultanate of Oman. In Aziz Douai Mohamed Ben Moussa (Eds.). Mediated identities and new journalism in the Arab world: Mapping the “Arab Spring”. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). The online response to the Quran burning incidents. In Noha Mellor & Khalil Rinnawi (Eds.). Political Islam and Global Media: The Boundaries of Religious Identity. London: Routledge.
Al-Rawi, A. (2016). John Buchan’s British designed Jihad in Greenmantle. In Erik-Jan Zürcher (ed.). Jihad and Islam in World War I: Studies on the Ottoman Jihad at the centenary of Snouck Hurgronje’s “Holy War Made in Germany”. Leiden: Leiden University Press.
Al-Rawi, A. (2014). Two Muslim travelers to the West in the nineteenth century. In Anne Richards & Iraj Omidvar (Eds.). Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers (pp. 111-129). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Al-Rawi, A. & Gunter, Barrie. (2013). News in Iraq. In Barrie Gunter & Roger Dickinson (Eds.). News media in the Arab world: A study of 10 Arab and Muslim countries (pp. 41-64). New York: Bloomsbury.
Al-Rawi, A. (2012). Foreign policy and its impact on Arab stereotypes in English popular fiction of the 1970s and 1980s. In Christopher Flood, Stephen Hutchings, Henri Nickels and Galina Miazhevich (Eds.). Political and cultural representations of Muslims (pp. 147-166). Leiden: Brill Publishing.
Al-Rawi, A. (2012). ‘Campaign of Truth Program’: US propaganda in Iraq during the early 1950s. In Philip Muehlenbeck (ed.) Religion and the Cold War: A global perspective (pp. 113-138). Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press.
Al-Rawi, A. (2010). Conspirator or corroborator? Nazi Arab villainy in popular fiction. (2010). In Maartje Abbenhuis & Sara Buttsworth (Eds.). Monsters in the mirror: Representations of Nazism in post-war popular culture (pp. 155-177). New York: Praeger International.
Roche, T. & Al-Rawi, A. (2009). Sources of error in Arab students’ academic English writing: The case of rhetoric. In T. Roche (ed.). Orientations in language learning and translation (pp. 27-40). Muscat: Al Falaj Press.
Al-Bakaa, M. & Al-Rawi, A. (2009). The challenge of machine translation. In T. Roche (ed.). Orientations in language learning and translation (pp. 223-228). Muscat: Al Falaj Press.
Al-Rawi, A. (2009). Islam and the East in John Buchan’s novels. In Kate MacDonald (ed.). Reassessing John Buchan: Beyond the 39 steps (pp. 117-128). London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers.
Articles in referred conference proceedings:
Al-Rawi, A. (2013). The Ethical dimension of the anti-violence and anti-terrorist advertising campaigns in the Middle East. In Juan Villegas, Alba Berenguer, and Othman Haddach (Eds.). Seville University, Spain. April, (pp. 156-168) (ISBN: 978-84-9031-429-6).
Selected Journalistic Writings:
- “Even Al-Shamaiah mental hospital was not safe from destruction”. (2003). Summer, 25, pp. 48-52.
- “Unexploded remnants of war: A grave danger”. (2003). Autumn, 26, pp. 12-14. This investigative report was republished in Huriah newspaper, Amman, Jordan, 2004, January, 21, 2, p. 11, and published in Ethar magazine, Sanaa, Yemen, the Yemeni Red Crescent Society, 2004 January-February, 24, pp. 13-14.
- “Homeless Iraqi children”. (2004). Summer, 28, pp. 36-38.
- “Handicapped in Iraq: Looking forward to living normal lives”. (2004). Summer, 28, pp. 42-43.
Worked as a freelance news editor/journalist for CNN – Arabic Bureau in Dubai Media City and wrote about five investigative reports in August 2005.
Al-Rawi, A. (2015). [Review of the book Re-imagining the Other: Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections, by M. Eid & K. Karim (Eds.)]. Canadian Journal of Communication, 4(4), 755-757.
Al-Rawi, A. (2015). [Review of the book Media framing of the Muslim world: Conflict, crises, and contexts, by H. Rane, J. Ewart & J. Martinkus]. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 11(1), 135-137.
Al-Rawi, A. (2014). The first description of dinosaurs’ fossils. Deposits: International Rock & Fossil Magazine, 38, 42-43.
Al-Rawi, A. (2010). Comment on Blenkiron’s character in Greenmantle. The John Buchan Journal, 41, 28-9.
Al-Rawi, A. (2007). Carl Sandburg’s treatment of the American city in a selection of his poetry. Journal of the College of Languages, 10, 1-12.
Al-Rawi, A. (2005). D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover contribution to Huxley’s Brave New World. College of Arts Journal –Baghdad University, 67(2).
Al-Rawi, A. (2005). William Blake’s vision of slavery and the emancipation of women in ‘The Visions of the Daughters of Albion’. Journal of the College of Languages-Baghdad University, 14, 64-85.
Reiss-Koncar, D. & Al-Rawi, A. (2003). Bandaging Baghdad. Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy, 4(4), 18-25.
Al-Rawi, A. (2002). The matter between illusion and reality. Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, 25(3), 143-147.
Al-Rawi, A. (2001). The theme of the oppressor and the oppressed in a selection of Stephen Spender’s poetry. Al-Austath, 27(2).
Al-Rawi, A. (2001). Edward Fitzgerald’s translations deviations in his ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’. Al-Austath, 26(2).
Al-Rawi, A. (2001). Sexual relations and parapsychology: Looking for an altered state of consciousness. Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, 24(4), 201-208.
2015-ongoing, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Courses taught include:
- Media Criticism
- Introduction to Communication Theory & History (Diploma)
- Advanced Seminar in Cultural Studies
- Youth & Media
- Media & Cultural Context
- Media Literacy
- Media & Terrorism
2014 – 2015, College Professor, Department of Communications, Okanagan College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Courses taught include:
- Introduction to Mass Communication
- Communication in the Everyday
- Introduction to Journalism Studies
- Professional Writing I & II
2013-2014, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands:
Courses taught include:
- MA Research Workshop: Media, Culture and Society III: International Journalism (principal lecturer, 2011-2014)
- Global Advertising (principal lecturer, seminar 2011-2014)
- Advertising Strategies of Major Corporations (BA Thesis Course, 1 time in 2012)
- International and global communication (BA thesis course, 2 times in 2013 & 2014).
- Communication as a Social Force (Coordinator: Lectures and tutorials, 2011-2013)
- International Journalism (principal lecturer, seminar, 2011-2012)
- Information & Communication Skills (workshop, 2012-2014)
- Communication Ethics (seminar, 2011-2014)
- Introduction to Human Communication (workshop, 2012-2014)
- Guest lectures:
- ‘Communication Ethics’, 3rd year students (3 times in 2012, 2013, & 2014).
- ‘Media in Comparative Perspectives’, 1st year students. The presentation was on “Media systems in the Arab world” (2 times in 2012 & 2013).
- ‘Media Campaigns’. The title of presentation was “The anti-terrorist public media campaigns in the Middle East” (seminar, 2013)
- ‘International Journalism’, discussant and guest lecture for a roundtable discussion on media practices and foreign correspondents in three regions (Middle East, Latin America, and West Africa) – (2014).
- Supervision of graduate students:
- Madly S. Boumba, ‘Media Consumption of the Congolese Diaspora in Brussels: Discussing online behaviours and the role of Social Network Sites in self-expression and cultural Identity’, Media, Culture, and Society MA program, Erasmus University, (July, 2014).
- Michelle Timmermans, ‘Media use by the Syrian Community in Sweden: Interviews Examining Media Consumption, Identity & Integration’, Media, Culture, and Society MA program, Erasmus University, (July, 2014).
- Rebecca Ressi, ‘Lucrative Emails: Investigating Obama’s 2012 Campaigning Use of Emails’, Media, Culture, and Society MA program, Erasmus University, (March, 2014).
- Teodora Dimcheva, ‘Shock Advertising in the Fashion Industry’, Media & Business MA program, Erasmus University, (August, 2013).
- Michalis Michael ‘Media Consumption by the Armenian Community of Cyprus’, Media, Culture, and Society MA program, Erasmus University, (August, 2012).
- Adiba Obubo, ‘Suffering and Smiling 2.0: An Analysis of Humour Disseminated through Social Media during #occupynigeria’, Media, Culture, and Society MA program, Erasmus University, (August, 2012).
- Marc de Kool, ‘Turkish Youths and Media Preferences: Researching the Media Behaviour of Third Generation Turkish-Dutch Immigrants in Rotterdam’, Media, Culture, and Society MA program, Erasmus University, (July, 2012).
- Supervision of 27 BA theses on global advertising and global issues in international journalism (list of topics and students names are available on request).
- Presented the in-depth lecture on “Global Advertising” for the Media and Communication Department during the Erasmus Open Day event for prospective students and their parents, February 1, 2014.
- Received the Basiskwalificatietraject Onderwijs – Basic Teaching qualification Certificate (BKO) from Risbo (June 2013- March 2014). This is the teaching certificate that qualifies academics to teach at universities all over the Netherlands.
- Served as a jury member and assisted in organizing the Advertising Day competition event that was organized by the Marketing Association of Erasmus University Rotterdam, March 28, 2012. The event was sponsored by SIRE, BAT, Wieden & Kennedy, and Zicht Online.
2011-2013, Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication, Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2010-2011, co-investigator, Sohar University, Sohar, Oman.
- Worked as a full-time researcher on a study on Omani women’s folktales. For more details, see the section on ‘Research Grants’.
2009-2010, Lecturer, Rustaq College of Applied Sciences, Department of English Language and Literature, Rustaq, Oman.
- Teaching literature and the four English language skills.
- Language Through the Arts
- Children’s Literature
2006-2008, Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sohar University, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.
- Coordinator of the Journalism & Communication Department from 2006-2007, which included following up & coordinating the administrative and academic work of the department.
- Courses taught:
- Introduction to Journalism & Mass Communication A & B.
- Crossing Bridges: Communication across Cultures.
- Debating & Communication.
- Academic Writing Techniques
- Children’s Literature
2005, ESP Lecturer, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE.
- Teaching English for Special Purpose course at the Department of Tourism.
2002-2006, Spokesperson (Communication officer) & later Consultant, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Baghdad, Iraq & Amman, Jordan.
- Interviewed by many TV, radio, and newspaper outlets in English and Arabic.
- Sponsoring, supervising, contributing, and editing two magazines: Sindibad Baghdad children magazine issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture, and Hilal magazine published by the Iraqi Red Crescent Society.
- Setting, organizing, and following up seminars and workshops for Iraqi journalists and active non-governmental agencies.
2003-2004, Correspondent, (Freelance) Free Speech Radio News & Pacifica Network Radio, USA based radios.
- Conducting interviews and covering the updated events in Iraq.
- Producing features and daily headlines.
1995-1997, Translator, (Freelance) Iraqi National Television, Baghdad, Iraq.
- Translating films and TV documentaries.
Invited Workshops & Seminars:
“Islam and Jihad in John Buchan’s Greenmantle”. In “Jihad and other uses of Islam in World War I: Instrumentalization of religion by the Ottoman Empire, its allies and its enemies”. Center for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) and the Middle East Studies department, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 13-14 November 2014.
“Pan-Arab media channels and the Conflict in Syria”. Lecture presented for the MA program, ‘Violent Conflict, Media and the Politics of Representation’, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, May 9, 2014.
“Islam online: Social Media in the Arab World”. Lecture presented for Leiden Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS), Leiden University, The Netherlands, October 10, 2013.
Presented workshops as well as trained junior Arab academics and journalists on media literacy. I helped in launching the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut and delivered the keynote lecture on Arab mainstream and social media and politics. The Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut was sponsored by the Open Society Foundation and The American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon, August 12-28, 2013 (All expenses were covered by AUB).
“The Pluralist Ethno-Sectarian Iraqi Media after 2003”, a keynote presentation for the seminar “Iraq 10 years after: Lessons from 10 years of international involvement in Iraq” at Clingendael: Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 27, 2013. The seminar was organized by Clingendael, Free Press Unlimited, Hivos and IKV Pax Christi.
“Al-Jazeera and Al Arabyia Channels Coverage of the Conflict in Syria”. Lecture presented for the MA program, ‘Violent Conflict, Media and the Politics of Representation’, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, May 10, 2013.
“Media System in Iraq”. Lecture presented for BA students (Journalism Program), Amsterdam University College, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 10, 2012.
“Al-Jazeera Channel and Media Practice in the Middle East”. Lecture presented for the MA program, ‘Violent Conflict, Media and the Politics of Representation’, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, July 5, 2012.
“Popular Fiction and the Use of Arab Stereotypes”. Lecture presented at Sultan Qaboos University, Department of English Language and Literature, November 4, 2009.
“The Poetry of Ali Mehdi: A Seminar”. Lecture presented at Majan University College, Muscat, Oman, April 15, 2009.
“Public Speaking Workshop: Types & Techniques”. Lecture presented and workshop organized with AMIDEAST and Majan University College, Muscat, Oman, November 17, 2008.
“Arab Canadians’ media use”. In ‘Home/Land: Transnationalism, Identity and Arab Canadians’ funded by SSHRC and organized by the Arab Canadian Research Group (ACANS), York University, Founders College, Toronto, Canada, March 5-6, 2014 (all expenses (flight & accommodation) were covered by the Symposium’s organizers).
“The Internet, Public Opinion, and Mobilization: Comparing the Zhu Ling Case in China with Abdulhadi al-Khawaja Case in Bahrain”. With Yuping Mao (as first author) in ‘Conceptualizing Cyber-Urban Connections in Asia and the Middle East’, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, January 23-24, 2014 (all expenses (flight & accommodation) were covered by the conference organizers for one speaker).
“‘TV series and the Iraq War: “Generation Kill”, “Occupation”, and “Relatively Calm”’. Media, War and Conflict Fifth Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, April 12-13, 2013.
“The Ethical Dimension of the Anti-Violence and Anti-Terrorist advertising Campaigns in the Middle East”. II International Communication Ethics Conference, Seville University, Spain, April 3-5, 2013.
“The Arab Spring in Bahrain: Vlogging and the Sectarian Dimension”. ‘Audiences, media environments and democratization after the Arab Spring’ Conference. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, London, UK. February 28- March 1, 2013.
“Eastern Cinematic Productions of US Islamophobia after 9/11”. II International Conference of Media, Religion, and Culture, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, July 8-12, 2012.
“The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring: The Case of Iraq”. ‘Media, Youth Subcultures and the Politics of Resistance in the Arab World Conference’, Westminster University, London, UK, April 20, 2012.
“The Arab Character in the Novels of Desmond Stewart and Ethel Mannin”. Second International Conference, ‘Centering the Marginal, Stretching the Boundaries’, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, March 10-12, 2010.
“The Image of Arab Muslims in the 1970-80s English Popular Fiction: Clash of Cultures or Religions?”. The International Conference, Representing Islam: Comparative Perspectives, University of Manchester, UK, September 5-6, 2008.
Awards & Honors:
Received the “Most Inspiring Teacher” award during an event organized by IBCOM students and the Department of Media & Communication on May 1, 2014.
Selected as the “Best Lecturer” in the Department of Media & Communication in the academic year 2012-2013 and was nominated as “Best Lecturer” at the University level.
Selected by IBCOM students who graduated in the years 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 as the lecturer whom they mostly wanted to be highlighted during the graduation ceremony. In 2013, I was selected among the two “lecturers who inspired students the most”.
2014-2021 – Collaborator, Research on terrorism, security and society in Canada: A collaborative approach. Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), $2,150,000.
2014-2015 – Principal investigator, Okanagan College, BC, Canada – Grant in Aid (GIA). “Addressing the ICT & Information needs of Aboriginal students at Okanagan College”, $2000.
2009-2010 – Co-investigator, Oman Research Council, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. “Inter-weavings: Omani women’s folklore’. I worked as a full time researcher and wrote Omani Women’s Folktales (80,000 words), 39,420 Omani Rials (about $105,000).
Membership in Professional Academic Associations:
- The Academy of Advancement of Digital and Media Literacy Education, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon – (Founding member).
- Erasmus University, Department of Media & Communication, (Research Fellow) since 2014.
- Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), (Affiliate member) since 2013.
- The Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS), Leiden University, (Senior Research Fellow) since 2013.
- Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) (Senior Research Affiliate) since 2014.
- Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (ICAMES), McGill University (Senior Research Fellow) since 2015.
- The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), (member) since 2010.
- Netherlands School of Communication Research (NeSCOR), (associate member) since 2013.
Scholarly & Professional Activities:
Serving as an editorial board member in the Journal of Popular Culture since 2009. I have reviewed over 20 papers since 2009.
Reviewed a major SAGE Publications textbook on media and communication studies in mid-2015.
Reviewed research papers submitted to the following academic journals:
- Big Data & Society (2017),
- Computers in Human Behavior (2017 & 2016),
- Communication, Culture and Critique (2017 & 2013),
- Terrorism and Political Violence (2017),
- New Media & Society (2016),
- Aids and Behavior (2016),
- Social Science Computer Review (2016),
- Journal of Information Technology & Politics (2016),
- Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (2016),
- Politics, Religion & Ideology (2016),
- Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2016),
- Western Folklore (2016),
- Middle East Inquiry (2016),
- Journal of Historical Fictions (2016),
- International Journal of Press/Politics (2015),
- Sociological Forum (2015),
- Mosaic: A journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature (2015),
- Sage Open (2015),
- Woman’s Studies International Forum (2015),
- Global Media Journal – Canadian Edition (2015),
- Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace (2014),
- Journal of African Media Studies (2014),
- Information, Communication & Society (2014 & 2013),
- Mass Communication & Society (2014),
- Media, War & Conflict (2014),
- Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research (2014),
- Victorian Periodicals Review (2014),
- Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2013),
- Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (2012),
Served as an ‘Article Editor’ for the journal of SAGE Open (2016).
- “Terrorism: A Loaded Label” – The Link, 07/02/2017.
- “Mohamed Fahmy uses newfound freedom to free others” – The Link, 26/09/2016.
- “Keep your online reputation professional” – The Concordian, p.9, 20/10/2015.
- “Muslims’ Radicalization in Canada” –CBC Radio -BC, 19/1/2015.
- “Journalistiek bestaat niet in Irak”, De Buitenlandredactie(in Dutch). 29/07/2014.
- “Islam online: Social media in the Arab world”, Nederlands 2 (Dutch National Television), special program “Moslim Omroep”, 10/10/2013.
- “Flame the flame”, Roest: ESHCC Histartes. Rotterdam, pp. 16-20, 18/1/2012.