American University of Beirut

Media Studies Program Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Media Studies Program at AUB is based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the role of the media -- local, regional and global – in society. The program, grounded in both the liberal arts and social science traditions, and with a particular emphasis on Arab media, encourages students to engage with the complexity of contemporary media.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our curriculum balances theoretical, research, critical and professional skills. It strives to establish itself as a world-class media and communication studies program rooted in the Arab region. The program aims to build well-rounded, ethical and competent communicators, media scholars, educators, and policy experts with rigorous research and critical skills, and a solid theoretical foundation.​​​​​

    Our students come from diverse backgrounds and have various interests, but all share a passion for media. Our students explore the media both as an independent field, but one that also interconnects, influences and is influenced by other intellectual formations and traditions. We have a growing body of academic professors and professional instructors who are experts in their fields and committed to excellence in teaching, research, and community service.

Contact Information

Prof. Greg Burris
Director of the Program
Nicely Hall - 2nd Floor - Room: 203D
Phone: +961 (1) 350000 x 4528

Ms. Maysaa Kobrosly
Administrative Officer
Nicely Hall - 2nd Floor - Room: 203E
Phone: +961 (1) 350000 x 4384
Email: ​

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