Special Session - Introducing the 'Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East': Implications for Area Studies Research and Publication


The co-editors of the 'Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East' will share insights about their editorial approach, which draws on the humanities, arts, and social sciences, to account for the Middle East's diverse, vibrant, and complex media and cultural scenes. They also discuss challenges to include perspectives and experiences from the region without limiting any discussion necessarily to a single national, ethnic or religious scope. 

This session would interest scholars who study other regions/national contexts since it provides a framework for conceptual and empirical analyses that address pertinent questions about culture and media. The panel is organized around a series of co-editors' interventions, allowing for a productive discussion with the attendees. Since the Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East is the first collection dedicated to a region in the IAMCR/Wiley series, this panel invites collective thinking about future contributions from and about areas of the Global South.

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 11th | 14h00 - 15h30


salle des thèses


Janet Wasko (University of Oregon)


Karin Wilkins (University of Miami)


  • Joe F. Khalil (Northwestern University, Qatar) 
  • Gholam Khiabany (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
  • Tourya Gouaaybess (Université de Lorraine, France)
  • Bilge Yesil (College of Staten Island, CUNY, USA)

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