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Elements of the ‘New Arab Public Sphere’: Young Jordanians in Cyberspace

November 10, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Seminar

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to leisenach@asc.upenn.edu by Tuesday, November 8 at 12pm.

Lucy M. Abbott is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) at Durham University, U.K. and will be spending the Fall 2010 semester with CGCS. As part of her PhD training, she studied Arabic at the University of Edinburgh and Kalimat Language Centre in Cairo, Egypt. She holds a BA (Hons) in Modern European Languages and a Master’s in International Relations (Middle East), also from Durham.

Her research focuses on Arab countries’ contemporary experiences of mass media and politics from a theoretical perspective. Her PhD dissertation focuses on the role of transnational Arab satellite television as a non-state actor catalyzing or stifling public debate. Other research interests include critical media studies, cyberpolitics, media regulation and political theory.