My Curriculum Vitae:
Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Indiana University – Bloomington, August, 2005
Dissertation: Beyond the Ethnic Traces of Diaspora: Diasporic Radio in Paris and Berlin between Cultural Renewal and Retention.
Committee: Christine Ogan, Radhika Parameswaran, Paul Voakes, Richard Wilk
M.A. in Journalism, Indiana University – Bloomington, May 1998
Thesis: The Untested Role of Development Communication: Coverage of Regional News in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: David Weaver
B.A. in English literature and linguistics, Mohammed V University – Rabat, Morocco,
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of
Associate Director, Center for Media, Religion and Culture, University of Colorado-Boulder 2008-present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Indiana University
Assistant Professor, Department of International Communication, Franklin College,
Lugano, Switzerland 2002-2005
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Islamic new media cultures in the Middle East and in diaspora; minority Muslim media and migration in Western Europe; political economy of Arab satellite media industry; role of Arab transnational media as social institutions; new media and identity politics.
International Blogging: Identity, Politics and Networked Publics. (Co-edited) (2009)
Peter Lang Publishing: New York
Voicing Diasporas: Ethnic Radio in Paris and Berlin
Between Cultural Renewal and
Retention. (In Press- Spring 2011) Lexington Books: Lanham, MD
Formations of The Modern Muslim: Islam, Media and Alternative Modernity. (in progress) prospectus submitted to Routledge in Fall 2010.
“From Audiotapes to Videoblogs: the Delocalization of Authority in Islam.” Nations and Nationalism,17(1) 1-20
“Qibla Cola and Designer Hijab: New Global Patterns of Islamic Consumption.”
Forthcoming in Gordon Lynch (Ed.) Reader in Media, Religion and Culture. New York/London: Routledge
“Hyper-Islamism? Mediating Islam from the Halal website to the Islamic talk show.” Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 1(3), pp: 199-214
“Republican Diasporas: Beur FM and the Suburban Riots in France.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 28 (3): 301-316
“(Be)longing Media: Minority Radio between Cultural Retention and Renewal. The Case of Beur FM and Radio MultiKulti.” Javnost/The Public 9(1): 37-50
“We Are French Too but Different: Radio, Music and the Articulation of Difference among Young North-Africans in France.” Gazette 63(4): 295-310.
“Transnational Masculinities in Muslim Televangelist Cultures.” (in press March 2011) in Radha Hedge, Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures. New York University Press.
“Muslim Media Representations and Media Production.” Forthcoming in Omid Safi and Juliane Hammer (Eds.) The Cambridge Companion to American Islam Cambridge University Press
2009 “From the Margins to the Center: New Media and the Case of Bondy Blog in France.” in Russell and N. Echchaibi. (Eds.) International Blogging: Identity, Politics and Networked Publics New York: Peter Lang Publishing
“The Media of Islam, Islamizing the Media.” (in progress) in Heidi Campbell (Ed.) Religion and New Media New York/London: Routledge
Book review: “New Publics with/out Democracy.” Global Media Journal: Mediterranean
Edition 3(1) Spring 2008
“Googling Islam and Paranoia” September 10, 2010 The Huffington Post
“dans les pas des musulmans américains” October 2009 issue of the French Journal, Geo
“Who Speaks for the Arab World?” Media Development, 2/2007
“The New Face of Islam.” Media Development, 1/2007
“When Mullahs Ride the Airwaves: Muslim Televangelists and the Saudi Connection.”
“What the Arab World Should Be Watching?” Flow 1(10) 2005
“Why Isolate Al-Jazeera.” Franklin Gazette 29(4): 15-17 2004
CURRENT PROJECTS: Fieldwork: mapping Muslim communities in the Mountain West Region of the United States; Working on a book manuscript on the rise of Islamic satellite and new media and their role in creating alternative modernities; co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research on Islam and the Media.
“Understanding Muslims in
the Mountain West” (2009-2010) in collaboration with the
Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Principal Investigator: Nabil Echchaibi. Funded by the Social Science Research Council. External $50,000
“Finding Religion in the Media” (2010-2012) CO-PIs: Stewart Hoover and Nabil Echchaibi. Funded by the Ford Foundation. External $300,000
“Mediterranean Encounters in the City” Researcher on the grant. Funded by the University of Colorado Center for the Humanities Arts. Internal. $37,000.
"The Building of Social Capital, Identity and Integration among Ethnic Minorities in Northwestern Europe: Bridging and Bonding in Semantic and Social Networks" (2011-2013) CO-PI Proposal under review by NSF (National Science Foundation) External: $300,000
Communication theory; international media systems; globalization theory; new media theory; online journalism; race and diaspora in the media; popular culture of the Middle East; Islam and the media.
University of Colorado-Boulder 2007-present
JOUR5511 Newsgathering I
JOUR4511 Reporting II
JOUR4201 International Mass Communication
JOUR7201 Diaspora and the Media (graduate seminar)*
JOUR6051 Theories of Mass Communication (graduate seminar)
University of Louisville 2006-2007
COMM305 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM323 Feature and Magazine Writing
COMM316 Research Methods in Communication
Indiana University 2005-2006
JOUR 200 News Reporting and Editing
JOUR 375 Race, Gender, and the Media
JOUR 201 News Reporting and Editing II (Online Journalism)
Franklin College 2002-2005
COM 100 Introduction to International Communications
COM 102 Intercultural Communication
COM 110 Introduction to Mass Media
COM 215 Fundamentals of Journalism Writing
COM 260 Introduction to Broadcast News
COM 265 Legal and Government Regulation of the Media
COM 315 International Newsgathering*
COM 325 Internet Production (Writing for Online Media)
COM 379 Magazine Writing
SEM 100 The Classics and Contemporary Issues
SEM 273 Honors Seminar: Globalization Unbound*
* Indicates new courses I have designed
AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS
-“Muslim Leader of Tomorrow” a designation by the American Society for Muslim Advancement. Spring 2009
-Teaching Excellence Award: Franklin College 2004
-Horstmann Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Berlin and Paris. Academic year 2000-2001
-Top student paper in the International Communication Division at the International
Communication Association Conference in Acapulco, Mexico June 2000
-Roy W. Howard Fellowship at Indiana University, School of Journalism and Mass
-Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Journalism at Indiana University – Bloomington. 1995-1997
“Building Religious Authority in the Media Age: The New Muslim Media Personality” (co-authored with Rianne Subijanto) Presented at the International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture in Toronto, Canada. August 9-13, 2010
“Transnational Masculinities in Muslim Televangelist Cultures” Presented at the International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture in Toronto, Canada. August 9-13, 2010.
“Global Media, Global Religion: Research on Popular Media and the Remaking of Religions” Seminar presentation at the Religion Communication Congress in Chicago April 7-10, 2010
“Regulation and Authority in Islam” presented at the Academy of American Religion conference in Montreal, Canada. October 30- November 1, 2009
“From Audiotapes to Videoblogs: the Delocalization of Authority in Islam” presented at the International Communication Conference in Chicago. May 21-25, 2009
“From Audiotapes to Videoblogs: the Delocalization of Authority in Islam” presented at the Second Global Studies Conference in Dubai May 30 to June 1, 2009
“Hyper-Islamism: Islamic Media and Alternative Modernities” presented at the Cultural Studies Association Conference in Kansas City. April 16-18, 2009
“New Islamic Media Centers and the Delocalization of Religious Authority” presented at the Transnational Discourses of Islamic Community Conference. University of Colorado-Boulder. Oct. 24, 2008
"Internet Research on Islam" presented at the 2008 International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Aug 11-14
“New Islam and New Media: Fresh Directions in the Study of Islam” presented at Exploring New Media Worlds conference at Texas A&M University, February 29 to March 2, 2008.
“Hyper-fundamentalism? Mediating Islam from the Halal website to the Islamic talk
show.” presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference.
Philadelphia March 6-9, 2008
“Republican Diasporas: Beur FM and the Suburban Riots in France” presented at
the International Communication Association Conference, San Francisco. May 24-28,
“Cultural Studies and New Media: Blogging on Frenchness in the Suburbs: Bondy Blog and the Spiral of Identity in France” presented at the 2007 International Conference of Cultural Studies, London.
“Blogging on Frenchness in the Suburbs: Bondy Blog and the Spiral of Identity in France” presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago March 8-11, 2007
“From the pulpit to the studio: Iqra’ Television and the new face of Islamic preaching”
presented at the International Conference on Fundamentalism and the Media
University of Colorado at Boulder Oct. 10-12, 2006
“Challenging or Sustaining the German Heimat: The Radio MultiKulti Experiment in
Berlin” presented at The medium with promising future (radio in
CEE countries) A 2006 seminar of IREN and Catholic University of Lublin:
9-10 June, LUBLIN
“Muslim Televangelists and the Repackaging of Islam” presented at the Middle East & Central Asia Politics, Economics, and Society Conference. University of Utah: Sept. 7-9, Salt Lake City, 2006
“When Mullahs Ride the Airwaves: Muslim Televangelists and the Re-Invention of Tradition.” presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Vancouver, February 2006.
“French Identity and the Articulation of Cultural Pluralism and Difference: The Case of Beur FM” presented at the International Communication Association Conference, New York, May 26-30, 2005
“Teaching Beyond the Center: Journalism Courses and the Challenge of Globalization” presented at the ICA Conference – Panel on Teaching International
Communication in a Global Context, New Orleans, May 27-31, 2004
“Minority Media Cultures in Western Europe” presented in the Franklin Lecture Series, Lugano, April 15, 2003.
Participation in Panel on the role of Al-Jazeera in the Middle East. Franklin College Video/Panel Discussion Series. Jan. 20, 2003.
“Negotiating Accents: Radio BEUR FM and North Africans in France” presented at the Accented Cultures Conference- Amsterdam, , June 18-20, 2003.
Marginalized Spaces: Re-defining Minority Radio in France and Germany” presented at the 2003 International Communication Association Conference San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2003.
“Untapped Audiences: Zen TV and Redefining Youth Culture in The Arab World” presented at the Media In Transition 3 Conference at MIT, Cambridge, MA. May 2-4, 2003.
“Distant Airwaves, Close Encounters: Redefining the Role of Radio in Diaspora” presented at the International Radio Conference, Madison, WI, July 28-30, 2003.
“(Be)longing Media: Minority Radio between Cultural Retention and Renewal” presented at the 2002 Media in Transition Conference at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
“Who’s Talking, Who’s Listening? Minority Radio in France and Germany” presented at the 2001 Colloquium on Diasporic Communications in London, England.
“We Are French Too but Different: Radio, Music and the Articulation of Difference among Young North-Africans in France” presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Acapulco, Mexico, June 1-5, 2000.
“The Higher the Satellite, the Higher the Isolation: Assimilation Patterns among Moroccans and Turks in the Netherlands” presented at the International Communication Association Conference in San Francisco, May 27-31, 1999.
Scholar In Residence Program at the Sorbonne University in Paris on Islam, Multiculturalism and the Media. January 1-10, 2011
“Muslims Media Producers and Religious Identities” Keynote speaker at the "Re-Scripting Islam: Muslims and the Media: A conversation between media professionals and scholars." Indiana University, Bloomington March 23-24, 2011
“Formations of the Modern Muslim: New Media, Islam and Alternative Modernity” Keynote address at the 2010 seminar of the Nordic Research Network on the Mediatization of Religion and Culture. Sigtuna, Sweden.
“On Mosques and Quran Burning: Islam as a Media Spectacle” Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Speaker Series, Golden, CO October 20, 2010
“On Mosques and Quran Burning: Islam as a Media Spectacle” Denver World Affairs Council Speaker Series October 20, 2010
“A Mosque Near GroundZero or a Mosque on the Prairie” Colorado Global Studies Symposium, Denver October 4, 2010
“Media Production and Muslim Agency” Presented at “Bringing the Middle East into the Classroom: Teaching with Technology” a workshop for Secondary School Teachers. Boulder January 23, 2010
“Who Speaks for Islam: Muslim Media and Religious Authority” Keynote speaker at the Roaring Fork Cultural Council Speaker Series, Carbondale, CO February 6, 2010
“Who Speaks for Islam? Who Acts for Islam?” at the Symposium: “Women’s Leadership and Activism in the Muslim World.” At Naropa University-Boulder, Oct. 10, 2009.
“New Media in Teaching.” A workshop organized by the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado- Boulder February 9, 2010.
“Qibla Cola and Designer Hijab: New Global Patterns of Islamic Consumption.” Research workshop: “Cultural consumption and the performance of everyday religious life” hosted by the Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society, Birkbeck College, University of London, September 6-7, 2009.
"New Islam and New Media: Fresh Directions in the Study of Islam" presented at the Sixth International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture: Dialogues in Diversity” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 11-14, 2008.
“Médias & Nouvelles Générations Urbaines: Exclusions ou Intégration?” A forum on new media and the young urban generation in France. Paris: March 26, 2008.
“Blogs: Plus or Minus for (Good) Journalism?” Region 5 Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists April 20-21 Louisville, KY.
“Just Who Are Those Bloggers, Anyway?” Panel organized by The Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Blogs and democracy Nov. 16 in Louisville, KY.
“Islamic Fundamentalism and the Media” Presented to the Honors Program at the University of Louisville Oct. 12, 2006.
“Migrant Radio and the Lure of Identity” Presented at the annual Cultural Studies Conference. Indiana University-Bloomington, February 11, 2006
“The International Broadcasting Opinion Wars: The Al-Jazeera Effect and Foreign Policy” presented at the 2004 International Media Industry Conference at The Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, Nov. 20.
Participation in Panel on international newsgathering and the war in Iraq with Wall Street Journal and Financial Times correspondents in Italy, Franklin College. June 10, 2003
“(Un)Covering Cuba in Foreign Media” Presented at the Franklin College
Conference on Caribbean Literature and Culture, Lugano, April 18-20, 2003.
ORGANIZED CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
Co-Director: Islam and the Media Conference, an international conference organized by the Center of Media, Religion and Culture at the University of Colorado-Boulder January. 7-10, 2010.
“Islam: An American Experience” Panel Discussion University of Colorado- Boulder December 1, 2010
“The Public Perception of Islam: How the Media Shape the Discourse on Islam and
Muslims in the US” Panel discussion at the Abrahamic Initiative in Denver, Colorado.
January 28, 2010.
“German Memory and Filmmaking” panel discussion with guest speaker: Bernd Eichinger, screenwriter and producer of the recent German film on the last days of Hitler in the bunker, Der Untergang (The Downfall), Franklin College, Switzerland, April 27, 2005.
“Al-Jazeera and democracy in the Arab World” panel discussion with academics and professional journalists in Switzerland, January 27, 2003
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
-Associate Director at the Center for Religion, Media and Culture at the University of
-Member of the editorial board of the book series: Global Media Studies at Paradigm Books edited by Andrew Calabrese and Paula Chakravartty.
-Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Middle East Media, a peer-reviewed journal in English and Arabic on communication research and media studies in the Middle East.
-Article reviewer for Information, Communication and Society journal.
-Consulting member of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies Texas A&M University
-Paper Reviewer for the International Communication Association division of race and
- Paper Reviewer for the European Communication Research and Educational
Association division of diasporic media research.
-Member of European Communication Research and Education Association.
-Currently member of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication following
committees: Diversity committee and P&E (starting in spring 2011).
-Member of the Speaker and Event Committee of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado.
-Blogger at Islam in a New Media Age (http://www.nabilechchaibi.com/blog.php)
-Academic travel leader – Franklin College 2002-2005 (Peru, Berlin, Paris, Morocco)
Source in “CU-Boulder professors explore Islam in the Rockies” Daily Camera” Boulder
Daily Camera November 30, 2010
Invited guest on Our Times with Craig Barnes Broadcast on KSFR 101.1 FM, Santa Fe – November 20, 2010
Source in “Colo. Muslims say controversies could impact post-Ramadan Eid fest” Denver Post September 10, 2010
Source in “Islam as an American religion” Boulder Daily Camera February 13, 2010
Source in “Roaring Fork Cultural Council series opens with Muslim speaker” Glenwood Springs Post Independent February 5, 2010
Source in “Clothing Optional at Conference on Islam & the Media? Where was the media coverage?” Levantine Review February 16, 2010
“Islam and media: Moving forward with hope” The Jakarta Post February 1, 2010
Invited guest on KGNU Radio show “New Muslim Voices.” January 5, 2010.
Source in “Islam and Media Conference highlights modern voices” Boulder Daily Camera January 1, 2010
Invited guest on KGNU Radio show “The Role of Women as Leaders: Human Rights in Islam” October 7, 2009.
Invited guest on the show “Plein Sud” on Radio France Internationale, a French radio station in Paris March 28, 2008
Invited guest on the show “Forum Debats” on Radio Beur FM, a French radio station in Paris March 27, 2008
CLASSROOM GUEST VISITS
Guest speaker in graduate seminar “Globalization and Gender” at New York University.
November 2, 2010
Guest speaker in graduate seminar “Conflict Transformation: Theory and Practice" at
Naropa University Boulder. November 5, 2010
Guest speaker in undergraduate SJMC class “Religion and the Media” University of
Colorado- Boulder November 11, 2010
Guest speaker in undergraduate SJMC class “Mass Communication and Public Opinion”
University of Colorado- Boulder October 12, 2010
-International Communication Association (ICA)
-Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
-Member of the Diasporic Media Research Group at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
-Member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).