Researcher in media studies and storyteller. I’m interested in understanding how we live, share information, and exist, online.
After my BA in Journalism at the Lebanese American University, I spent a few years in the MENA startup ecosystem experimenting with new ways to create and distribute content. I got my MA from the University of London (SOAS) in Transnational Communication and Diasporic Media, then moved to Ireland to work in Policy Enforcement and User Operations for social media platforms (YouTube then Facebook). These days I’m researching pseudonymous networked online identities for my PhD at Coventry University
My areas of expertise include Middle Eastern politics, online mediated identities, digital content and censorship online, digital journalism, diasporas and networked communities, online safety.