SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Dr Loreley Hahn Herrerra

BA Communication Sciences (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)), MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (SOAS), PhD in Media Studies (SOAS)
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Loreley Hahn Herrerra
Centre for Global Media and Communications

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


Dr Loreley Hahn Herrerra
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Loreley Hahn Herrera has a BA in Communication Sciences (UNAM), an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (SOAS), and a PhD in Media Studies SOAS. Her work and research interests focus on political communication, discursive practices and the use of ICTs by social movements, particularly in relation to the Palestine-Israel conflict.

Before obtaining her Ph.D., Loreley was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the SOAS’ Centre for Global Media and Communications, as well as a Lecturer in Politics and Media at Syracuse University London. She previously worked for the public information departments of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in her hometown of Mexico City.

Her Ph.D. thesis looked at the online discursive practices and strategic framing implemented by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), the largest pro-Palestinian organisation in the UK, in its attempt to increase and mobilise solidarity for the Palestinian cause in Britain during a highly contested socio-political context.


Hahn Herrera, L. (2020) Representing Palestine Media and Journalism in Australia Since World War I by Peter Manning, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 13(3), pp. 325-326 


  • Histories of solidarity with Palestine; a frame analysis of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Re-imagining Cultural Histories of the Middle East and North Africa. University of Westminster. (2018)
  • Unifying the struggle. Mexican solidarity with Palestine in the current political context. Lecture given at the Centre for the Study of Asia and Africa in Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). (2017)
  • Pro-Palestinian Activism and Social Media in the UK. Annual Palestine Research Seminar. Centre for Palestine Studies SOAS. (2016)
  • BICOM’s Narrative Battle: The Fight for British Public Opinion during Operation Protective Edge. The Gaza Strip: History, Future and New Directions for Research. SOAS. (2015)


Programmes Convened
  • Assistant Tutor Global Media (online) (2020 - 2021)
  • Assistant Tutor Digital Diplomacy (online) (2021)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Theoretical Issues in Global Media and Post-national Communication (2017-2018)


Palestine-Israel, social movements, media discourse analysis, online media, political economy of media, journalism.


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