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MENA MONDAY | Digital Pyropoesis: The Flame and the Dish in Islamic State's Universe

When: Monday, November 20, 2023
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: 0

Contact: Margaret Sagan  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


In this faculty colloquium, Marwan Kraidy, Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar, will share recent research.

As dean and CEO of Northwestern Qatar, Marwan M. Kraidy oversees academic programs in communication, journalism and the liberal arts. In addition to his position at NU-Q, Dean Kraidy is also a professor of communication and the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture at Northwestern’s School of Communication.

Kraidy, a scholar of global communication and an authority on Arab media, culture and politics, has long been immersed in the study of geopolitics and media in the Middle East having authored numerous books and articles on the region’s geopolitics and media culture. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French and conversant in Spanish. 

An interdisciplinary scholar, Kraidy’s research focuses on the relationships between culture and geopolitics, theories of identity and modernity, and global media systems and industries.

Kraidy’s latest project is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow endowed book on war machines in the digital age, focusing on how the “Islamic State” leveraged on global communication platforms and tactics to spread global hostility and insecurity. Alongside this book, Kraidy is also researching the transnational geopolitics of Turkish media and culture.

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