Mediatized diaspora (MEDIASP) - Contentious politics among Arab media users in Europe

This project investigates the impact of mediatization on transnational political action formation among Arab diasporic communities in Europe after the Arab Spring in 2011. The project consists of four sub-projects studying and comparing the use and users of Syrian, Tunisian, Egyptian and Bahraini media.

The project will explore the mediatized diasporas by identifying the relations between political action formation in its various forms and media use in a transnational social sphere. Taking a point of departure from user practices, the analytical and theoretical perspectives are qualitative and interdisciplinary. The aim is to understand how multi-modal media use by Arab diasporas, eased by the access to different media platforms, stimulate or confine particular and context-sensitive political action formation across national borders.
















Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Ehab Galal Associate professor +45 51 30 07 12 E-mail
Mostafa Shehata Associate researcher +201094387994 E-mail
Zenia Bredmose Henriksen Ab Yonus PhD Fellow +45 24 85 28 65 E-mail

External researchers

Thomas Fibiger; senior researcher, Aarhus Universitet.


Lilli Dalila Barucic, student assistant

Hinde Hadj Abderrahmane, student intern.