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

Ehab GalalAssociate professor +45 51 30 07 12E-mail
Zenia Bredmose Henriksen Ab YonusPhD Fellow +45 24 85 28 65E-mail
Mostafa ShehataPostdoc +45 93 50 99 65E-mail

External researchers

Thomas Fibiger; senior researcher, Aarhus Universitet.


Project period: 1 November 2018 - 31 December 2021


FIFO-seminar: Medier, diaspora og religion

14-11-2019 13:00

FIFO-seminar med udgangspunkt i det aktuelle forskningsprojekt Mediatized Diaspora.

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Beyond the Arab Spring

12-12-2019 13:00

Talk by Professor Anthony Downey, Birmingham City University.

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