Our MAs

​Current MA Students

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Maya Adra
maa263@mail.aub.edu
Maya has a BS in Biology from the University of Texas and a PGCE teaching certificate from Sunderland University. She is a teacher and a freelance writer. She plans to pursue an interdisciplinary study of media and youth culture. 
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Jana Al Mawed
jaa59@mail.aub.edu
My name is Jana Al Mawed. I have graduated with a BA in English Literature and minors in English Language and Translation from AUB in June 2017. I worked as the Lebanon Programs Director for Challenge to Change, a Swiss NGO concerned with women empowerment and I teach SAT at Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP). I am pursuing a Masters degree in Media Studies. I am not quite sure about my future plans to be honest.
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​Talal Chami 
talalchami@gmail.com
Talal has a BA in communication arts (LAU). He worked as a producer, director, media consultant, and media instructor. He plans to pursue a PhD in media.
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Zainab Chamoun
zmc07@mail.aub.edu
​I have a BA in Communication Arts- Radio/TV. I've worked as a freelance assistant director for independent short projects. I'm planning to pursue a PhD in Media Studies after I gain work experience. I'm looking forward to work as a media and communication officer for humanitarian NGOs. 
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Yasmine El Hajjar
yde00@mail.aub.edu
Yasmine has a BA in English Literature. She is the Managing Editor of AUB Press with over 8 years experience in publishing. She is pursuing her certification in IP Rights law. 
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Zeina Ghanem 
zeinagh2@gmail.com
​Zeina has a BA in graphic design (NDU) and a diploma in media studies (AUB). She worked as a graphic designer. Zeina wants to pursue a career in media and design.


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Maya El Dib
mre19@mail.aub.edu
I had my BA in Audiovisual at Saint Joseph's University. I am interested in the audiovisual archives. I plan to pursue my PhD in Media studies.

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Nada Homsi 
noh03@aub.edu.lb.
Nada has a BFA in New Media. She worked at a start-up in Texas, and was a media coordinator at UNRWA. Currently she works as a freelance writer and plans to continue in journalism.​
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Houda Houbeish
hmh69@mail.aub.edu
Holds a BA in Communication Arts- emphasis Journalism from LAU. She's a freelance journalist at Al Modon e-newspaper and an activist on urban issues. Her research aims to understand how activists in Lebanon are advocating on urban issues through different media platforms

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Malak Jaafar
mmj27@mail.aub.edu
Malak has a BA in Communications Arts with an emphasis on Journalism and currently works as a content manager/producer for an international humanitarian organisation. 


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Susan Kemanzi
spk03@mail.aub.edu
I'm Penlope Susan Kemanzi a professional Librarian with BA in Library and Information science From Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (MUK), currently pursuing my MA in Media Studies. I am interested in Media and communication.​


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Ahmad Kassem

agk14@mail.aub.edu
Ahmad kassem has a BA in communication arts-Radio Tv (LIU). He worked as an infographic animator. He is currently pursuing his masters in Media Studies at AUB.

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​Tracy Makhlouf

tgm06@mail.aub.edu
She has a BA in Journalism. She is a graduate assistant who's interested in humanitarian communication and documentary film-making. She plans to pursue doctoral studies. 
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Elissa Mdawar
egm15@mail.aub.edu
​She has a BA in journalism and am interested in education through films. 

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Dalia Najiya 
dalia.najiya@gmail.com 
​Dalia has a BA in public administration (AUB). She has worked atAUB. She plans to pursue a career in academia.​


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Tahani Nassar
tyn00@mail.aub.edu​
Tahani is a Communication Arts instructor at the Lebanese International University (LIU), Beirut. She has a BA in Communication Arts, an M.Ed. in Educational Management and Leadership, and is currently pursuing her MA in Media studies. She worked at Rotana Magazine (Pan Arab weekly Magazine), and recently wrote for Al-Akhbar Newspaper (weekly column). She runs a creative hub “DAR دار”, as an initiative to offer a space for cultural gatherings and media workshops in Dahyi. Tahani is interested/involved in the Palestinian Oral history (as she will publish her relevant experience in “Hikayat Sitti”, a book dedicated to POH, near the end of 2018).

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Giovanni Vimercati

gvv00@mail.aub.edu
He has a BA in Film Studies. He is interested in the political economy of media, has worked in documentary film distribution and regularly contributes to international publications as a film critic.

​​​Former MA Students

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Rawan Annan 
rma78@aub.edu.lb
Rawan is the Senior Research Officer working on Lebanon and Syria for BBC Media Action, and a freelance copywriter and communication consultant. She is looking forward to pursuing a PhD in the near future.
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​Alissar Daher 
agd06@mail.aub.edu 
Alissar has a BA in business (AUB). She is a graduate assistant and hopes to work as an advertising account manager. She also aspires to pursue doctoral studies.
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Diala Daoud 
djd02@aub.edu.lb
Diala has a BA in public administration (AUB). She worked in banking and public relations. Diala plans to pursue a PhD in media studies.​
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​Rami Deeb:
rjd07@mail.aub.edu
Rami Deeb has BA in Film and Television Studies. He is interested in film, cybersecurity, and bitcoin trading. Rami aspires to become an entrepreneur.​​

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Rand El Zein   
rae57@aub.edu.lb  
Rand was a mass communication intern at the United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR Beirut-Lebanon branch, working at the protection and community service units. She has also interned at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, and is now applying to PhD program
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Maryam Ghaddar 
mmg21@mail.aub.edu
Maryam is an Arts & Culture journalist at the Daily Star newspaper, but eventually would like to move to the United Kingdom and explore the field of publishing or video game critique. 
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Heather Jaber 
hrj00@aub.edu.lb 
Heather is currently the communications coordinator for the KIP Project on Gender and Sexuality, a multidisciplinary project that aims to support the production and dissemination of information related to gender and sexuality in Lebanon.
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Reem Joudi
rtj03@mail.aub.edu
Reem graduated with a BSc in International Economics and minor in Media and Politics from Georgetown University, and completed her masters degree in Media Studies at AUB.  Her research interests are at the intersection of visual and urban studies. 
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​Chafic Najem 
ctn02@aub.edu.lb 
Chafic is currently working as a project coordinator with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) at AUB. He is also applying to PhD programs.