Dr. Sahar Khamis

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Dr. Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park and a leading expert on Arab and Muslim media. Dr. Khamis has formerly served as Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University and is a former Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals including the Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, International Journal of Communication, and Feminist Media Studies among others. Dr. Khamis is the co-author of the books including Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace and Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism. In addition, Dr. Khamis is a former human rights commissioner in the Human Rights Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland and hosts a monthly radio show entitled "The Bridge" on U.S. Arab Radio. We will be speaking with her today as co-editor of the book Arab Women's Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

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