M.A. Eastern Illinois University
B.A. International Academy for Media and Engineering Sciences Cairo, Egypt
My research interests include the effects of media – specifically social networks – on countries with oppressive governments. I examine social media's impact on the political platforms as it gives voice to the voiceless, and the effect of different media outlets on the Arab Spring. Lately I have focused my research on Egypt as a case study.
In addition to my research and teaching, I have translated from Arabic to English some articles for Al-Jadid Magazine, as well as a couple of book reviews in collaboration with some advanced Arabic students. My article, "Collectively we Unite: A case study of Social Networks for a cause" (co-written with Melanie Mills), was published recently in the book Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter.