American Univesity of Beirut

May Farah

​May Farah's primary research interest focuses on the relationship between diasporic populations and national identity.  More broadly, she is also interested in issues of mediated nationalism and representations, and transnationalism and spatiality. Her work is situated at the intersections of Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies with a particular emphasis on theories of diaspora, nationalism, and the transnational and global media. Recently, she has also begun to explore audiences in Lebanon, and particularly youth audiences as they engage with new and old media.


Mediated Identities
Media and Youth
Media Audiences


MCOM 201: Introduction to Media Studies
MCOM 204: From Telegraph to Twitter
MCOM219: Media Depictions
MCOM301: Seminar in Communication Theory and Research


Farah, May. (2015). “Palestinian refugees and mediated connections to Palestine." Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network. Vol. 8, No.2

Farah, May. (2015). “Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: worthy lives in unworthy conditions," in Gorman, Anthony and Sossie Kasbarian (eds.) Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising Community. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd. ​

Farah, May. (2014). “Mediating Palestine," in Shumow, Moses (ed.) Mediated Communities: Civic Voices, Empowerment and Belonging in the Digital Age. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Melki, Jad and Farah, May (PIs.), Fiedler, Anke, Reimpell, Philippine, and Maul, Gunnar (Eds.) (2014). Syria Audience Research. Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT): Berlin, Germany.


PhD New York University
MA American University of Beirut
BA Carleton University​​​

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