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Kraidy, Marwan M.

Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture, Annenberg Sch of Comm
University of Pennsylvania


Marwan M. Kraidy is Professor of Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He writes about the nexus of Arab media, culture and politics. Recently he was the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and previously of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His books include Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life (Cambridge, 2010), which won the 2010 Best Book Award in Global Communication and Social Change from the International Communication Association, the 2011 Diamond Anniversary Best Book Award from the National Communication Association, and the 2011 Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association; Arab Television Industries (BFI/Palgrave, 2009, with J. Khalil), Hybridity, or, The Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple, 2005), and the co-edited volumes Global Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives (Routledge, 2003), The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives (Routledge, 2010), and Communication and Power in the Global Era: Orders and Borders (Routledge, 2012). Kraidy is a frequent expert commentator on global and Arab media issues, most regularly on National Public Radio in the United States

DISCIPLINE
Communications
SUB AREAS
Transnationalism   
Cinema/Film   
Cultural Studies   
Identity/Representation   
Pop Culture   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Arab States   
Fertile Crescent   
Lebanon   
SPECIALTIES
Ident & Representation   
Pop Cult & Arab Pol   
Media in the Arab World   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Fluent)   
Spanish (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD1996Sch-TelecomtnOhio U
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Marwan M. Kraidy






3620 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
19104
Phone:215-746-6546
Fax:215-898-2024
mkraidy@asc.upenn.edu