May Farah

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

May farah recently joined the media studies program at the American University of Beirut as an assistant professor of media studies. Although she teaches courses on theories of media, representations, and the interplay between media and contemporary Arab society, her own work is situated at the intersections of media studies, cultural studies, and Middle Eastern studies, with a particular emphasis on theories of diaspora, nationalism, and the transnational and global media. Her research has focused on the relationship between diasporic populations and national identity in a globalized media age and media representations of the “other”. Other research interests include globalization and transnationalism, spatiality, new media, and mediated identities. Prior to joining the world of academia, Dr. Farah was a journalist, reporting on divergent issues, from the dire situation of refugees to happier stories on music festivals and travel. She received her Ph.D. from the department of media, culture and communication at New York University.

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