We are excited to announce the launch of the New Political Communication podcast NPC Wired.
The first episode, Examining the Middle East, spotlights on the various motivations and methodological approaches our doctoral researchers drew from in their doctoral work. Our guests are NPC alumni Dr Billur Aslan and Ibrahim Halawi from RHUL’s Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies.
Ibrahim is a Visiting Lecturer in Contemporary Middle East Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London. He is currently writing up his PhD thesis on counterrevolution, with an emphasis on counterrevolution in the contemporary Middle East. Before starting his lectureship, Ibrahim was Commissioning Editor at the New Arab and columnist for the Middle East Eye. His book reviews and comments were published in E-IR, OpenDemocracy, Al-Jazeera, among others. His Twitter handle is @Ibrahimhalawi
Billur is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Media in Transition at the University of Bournemouth. She received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016, where she studied the impact of repertoires on the use of media technologies during the 2011 Egyptian and Syrian protests. Billur’s research has been published in the International Journal of Communication and Participations: Journal of Audience and Receptions Studies. She has previously worked as a research assistant in different research projects with the New Political Communication Unit of RHUL, Open University and Reuters Institute of Oxford University. Follow her on Twitter @billuraslan
New episodes will be uploaded every other Thursday of the month. Join the conversation @newpolcom