Dr Dina Matar
BSc (Jordan); MSc, PhD (London)
Director of Centre
Member, Centre for Gender Studies
Advisory Committee Member
- Dr Dina Matar
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Dr. Dina Matar - Contextualising the Media and the Uprisings: A return to History
I am interested in the relationship between politics, culture and communication in the Arab world, especially in discourses of power and resistance. I am also interested in processes of empowerment and democratization, particularly as experienced by emerging communities and forces in the Arab world,Islamist politics; Arab cultural studies; memory and oral history, diasporas and social movements.
I am co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. The Journal provides a trans-cultural and cross-disciplinary space for critical engagement with the Middle East.
- Communication, Culture and Politics in the Middle East: Theoretical and Analytical Approaches
- Dissertation in Media and the Middle East
- International Political Communication
- Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications
- Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication
PhD Students supervised
- Christine Singer, “Born Free”? Youth and Screen Media in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1994-2012)
- Nomalanga Masina, Minimizing Friction: The role of private media in the mediation of Zimbabwe’s election politics in 2013
- Rima Merhi, Media Representations of the 2007 battle over the Palestinian camp, Nahr el-Bared
- Rounwah Bseiso, Working Title (currently undergoing major amendments) - Art and the Production of Space in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
- Thomas Allen, Communication and Public Health
I have the pleasure of supervising students researching a wide variety of media-related subjects in the Arab world. Current doctoral students are researching the blogosphere in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood websites, public art in revolutionary Egypt and media representation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Middle East, especially the Arab world; international political communication; Arab cultural politics; Arab cultural studies; memory studies and oral history; Islamist movements; social movements and media; diasporas; ethnic minorities; transnational movements and communications.
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- Special Study Programmes
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Matar, Dina and Khatib, Lina and Alshaer, Atef (2014) The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication. London: Hurst and Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)
Matar, Dina (2010) What it means to be Palestinian: Stories of Palestinian peoplehood. London: I B Taruris.
Khatib, Lina and Matar, Dina and Alshaer, Atef The Phenomenon of Hizbullah: Politics and Communication. London: Hurst. (Forthcoming)
Matar, Dina and Harb, Zahera, eds. (2013) Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine. London: I B Tauris.
Matar, Dina (2012) 'Comparative Media Research in the Middle East.' In: Volkmer, Ingrid, (ed.), The Handbook of Global Media Research. London: Wiley Blackwell.
Matar, Dina (2012) 'Foreword.' In: Valassopoulos, Anastasia, (ed.), Arab Cultural Studies: History, Politics and the Popular. London: Routledge.
Matar, Dina (2011) 'Rethinking the Arab State and Culture.' In: Sabry, Tarik, (ed.), Towards an Arab Cultural Studies. London: I. B. Tauris.
Matar, Dina (2009) 'Performance, Language and Power: Nassrallah’s Mediated Charisma.' In: Bassiouney, Reem, (ed.), Arabic and the Media: Linguistic Analyses and Applications. Leiden: Brill, pp. 141-159.
Matar, Dina (2007) 'News Stories and Disaporic Discourses of Identification: the Palestinians in Britain.' In: Asharzadeh, Alireza et al., (ed.), Diasporic ruptures: globality, migrancy and expressions of identity. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 155-170.
Matar, Dina (2007) 'Palestinians, News and the Diasporic Condition.' In: Sakr, Naomi, (ed.), Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public Life. London: I B Tauris, pp. 118-135.
Matar, Dina (2007) 'What it Means to be Palestinian: News and the Diasporic Condition.' In: Sakr, Naomi, (ed.), Arab Media and Political Renewal. London: I B Tauris.
Matar, Dina (2012) 'Contextualising the Media and the Uprisings: A return to History.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 5 (1). pp. 75-79.
Matar, Dina (2008) 'The Power of Conviction: Nassrallah’s Rhetoric and Mediated Charisma in the context of the 2006 July War.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 1 (2). pp. 122-137.
Matar, Dina (2008) 'Editorial: Communicating Politics in Culture.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 1 (2). pp. 97-101.
Matar, Dina (2007) 'The Palestinians in Britain, News and the Politics of Recognition.' International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 2 (3). pp. 317-330.
Matar, Dina (2006) 'Diverse Diasporas, One Meta-Narrative: Palestinians in the UK Talking about 11 September 2001.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32 (6). pp. 1027-1040.
Matar, Dina (2006) 'What It Means to be a Shiite in Lebanon: Al Manar and the Imagined Community of Resistance.' Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 3 (2). pp. 22-40.
Matar, Dina (2006) 'Al-Manar and Lebanese Shiites.' Westminster Papers for Communication and Culture, 3 (2). pp. 220-240.
Matar, Dina (2013) 'Review of "The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order" by Paul Thomas Chamberlin.' Diplomatic History .
Matar, Dina (2005) 'Review of Zelizer, B., 'Taking Journalism Seriously: News and the Academy'.' Media and Cultural Politics: Journal of Communication .