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Marwan Kraidy

Northwestern University in Qatar

Marwan M. Kraidy is Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar, where he recently founded the Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South, and the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture at Northwestern University. A Fellow of the International Communication Association, he was the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (2013-2020) and Associate Dean for Administration at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. The recipient of Andrew Carnegie, Guggenheim, NEH, ACLS, Woodrow Wilson and NIAS fellowships, Kraidy has published 130+ essays and 13 books, notably Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple UP, 2005), Reality Television and Arab Politics (Cambridge UP, 2010), which won three leading prizes, and The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World (Harvard UP 2016), which won three major awards. His current projects focus on digital sovereignty and the elemental politics of extremism, the geopolitics of Turkish television drama, the aesthetics and politics of music videos, the evolution of political graffiti in the digital era, and the rise of a digital-native news sphere in the Arab world. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies in New York, the International Advisory Board of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut, and the Board of Advisors of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He tweets @MKraidy.

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