Mohamed Zayani


Professor at SFS-Qatar
Media & Communication


Qatar - Faculty
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Mohamed Zayani is Professor of Critical Theory at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar where he directs the Media and Politics Program. He is also an Affiliate Faculty with the Georgetown Communication, Culture and Technology Graduate Program and co-director of the CCT Institute on Media, Technology & Digital Culture in the Middle East.

His works include Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2017); Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Oxford University Press, 2016); Networked Publics and Digital Contention (Oxford University Press, 2015; winner of the ICA Global Communication and Social Change Best Book Award & the AGSS Toyin Falola Book Award); The Culture of Al Jazeera: Inside an Arab Media Giant (McFarland, 2007); and The Al Jazeera Phenomenon: Critical Perspectives on New Arab Media (Pluto Press, 2005).

He is a recipient of numerous grants, including a Social Science Research Council grant, a Member of the UNESCO Committee of Experts on Media and Cultural Diversity. He is also a Research Fellow with the Georgetown University Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) and The University of British Columbia's Institute for Global Issues.


  • Ph.D. () Indiana University,


  • Arabic (speak, read, write)
  • French (speak, read, write)