Hatim El-Hibri

Hatim El-Hibri

Hatim El-Hibri

Assistant Professor

Film and Media: global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, critical theory, media history and theory, religion and media, cultural studies

Hatim El-Hibri is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies. His research and teaching interests focus on global and transnational media studies, visual culture studies, Lebanon and the Middle East, urban studies, television studies, and media theory and history. His first book, Visions of Beirut: The Urban Life of Media Infrastructure, is available from Duke University Press

His second book, in its earliest stages, will uncover the genealogy of the 'Arab street', and the media historical conditions and urban contestations that have defined it in the 20th and 21st centuries. This project is informed by two secondary lines of research - the place of televisuality and affect in contemporary politics and its racializations, and the history of regionality in media industries.

In Fall 2019, he was Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School at University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining George Mason, he was at the American University of Beirut. 

Selected Publications

"Disagreement without Dissensus: The Contradictions of Hizbullah's Mediatized Populism" International Journal of Communication, Vol 11 (2017): 4239-4255.

 

“Media Studies, the Spatial Turn, and the Middle East.” Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. Vol 10, 1 (2017): 24-48.

 

“The Cultural Logic of Visibility in the Arab Uprisings.” International Journal of Communication, Vol 8 (2014): 835-852.

 

“Mapping Beirut: Toward a History of the Translation of Space from the French Mandate through the Civil War (1920-91).” The Arab World Geographer, Vol 12, Nos. 3-4 (2010): 119-135.

Grants and Fellowships

Visiting Faculty Fellow, the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2019)

Courses Taught

Fall 2021

CULT 860 Global Media Industries and TV

ENGH 371 Television Studies

Spring 2021

ENGH 472 Film and Revolution

ENGH 372 Introduction to Film

Fall 2020

ENGH 470 Politics and Melodrama

ENGH 371 Television Studies - The US and Global TV

Spring 2020

ENGH 372 Introduction to Film

ENGH 308 Watching the Middle East

Spring 2019

ENGH 372 Introduction to Film

HNRS 353 Television, Technology, and Power

Fall 2018

ENGH 371 Television Studies - The US and Global TV

ENGH 362 Global Voices - Film and Media of the Middle East

Spring 2018:

ENGH 372 Introduction to Film 

ENGH 308 Watching the Middle East: Spectacle, Spectatorship, Decolonization 

Fall 2017

ENGH 371 Television Studies - Love and Hate in Global Television 

 

Education

Ph.D - Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

MA - Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

BA - Psychology, Rutgers University