PhD, Islamic Studies, UCLA
MA, Communication, California State University


  • Media Coverage of Muslims
  • Social Media
  • Egyptian Revolution
  • Islamophobia
  • Colonialism and Orientalism
  • Self-Orientalism


  • Co-authored study on the Egyptian Revolution “I’ll Be Waiting for You Guys”: A YouTube Call to Action in the Egyptian Revolution”. Published by the International Journal of Communication 5 (2011)
  • Co-authored study: Embedding content from Syrian citizen journalists: The rise of the collaborative news clip


Arabic 1A-C
Arabic 102A-C
Arabic 8 Intensive Summer Course
Introduction to Islam M110
Islam in the West M107
Modern Middle East 50C