Assistant Professor

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E: aalrawi@sfu.ca
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Ahmed Al-Rawi

I am an Assistant Professor of Social Media, News and Public Communication at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where I also run The Disinformation Project.

I began my full time media career in 2002 by serving as a Communication Officer and later a Spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq. I also worked as a freelance radio correspondent for a couple of US-based radio stations and briefly as an editor for CNN Arabic bureau in Dubai, the UAE. 

In 2006, I started my full-time academic career mostly teaching in the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, and Canada. I served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University in the Netherlands (2011-2014) and later as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Canada (2015-2018).   

I am also an Affiliated Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, Concordia University, in Montreal and a Research Fellow at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University in The Netherlands. I also serve as a Senior Research Fellow at The Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies at Leiden University, and I'm an Affiliate Member of ERMeCC (Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture) at Erasmus University. I'm also a founding member of the Media & Digital Literacy Academy at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.

Education

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This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.

publications

Books

  • Al-Rawi, A. (2020, forthcoming). New media & women’s activism in the Arab world. New York: State University of New York Press.
  • Al-Rawi, A. (2020, forthcoming). News 2.0: Journalists, audiences & news on social media. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Islam on YouTube: Online debates, protests and extremism. London: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Al-Rawi, A. (2012). Media practice in Iraq. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

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research

Social media, news, computational journalism, popular culture,  Middle East,  global communication, fake news, disinformation / misinformation, digital research methods. 

Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolset

SFU-TCAT allows for three types of 'track' queries, single word/hashtag, two or more words, or exact phrases. 

For setting up your Twitter searches as part of your research at SFU’s School of Communication, please contact Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi (aalrawi@sfu.ca)

Faculty: Ahmed Al-Rawi, Peter Chow-White, Daniel Ahadi, Frederik Lesage

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