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Joe Khalil
Northwestern University in Qatar
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
M/S 1801Q 2020 Ridge Avenue
Evanston IL 60208
United States
An expert on Arab television production and programming, Khalil has more than 15 years of professional television experience as director, executive producer and consultant with major Arab satellite channels (Orbit, MBC, MTV, CNBC Arabiya) and has conducted workshops on behalf of USAID, IREX and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MA from Ohio University and his PhD from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Khalil is the recipient of the 2008 SIUC Excellence in Commitment Graduate Student Research Award and a research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation. Khalil’s scholarly interests revolve specifically around Arab youth, alternative media and global media industries. As consultant, Khalil has conducted or supervised corporate research related to production and programming. Khalil has authored a policy monograph on Arab satellite entertainment television and public diplomacy and is also co-author of Arab Television Industries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, with Marwan Kraidy). He is currently working on a book project based on his dissertation, Youth-Generated Media in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which examines alternative media cases in both countries.
Sub Areas
Pop Culture
Urban Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
Arab States
Saudi Arabia
Arabic (native)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)
PhD | 2010 | Mass Communications & Media Arts | Southern Illinois University
MA | 1996 | Telecommunications | Ohio University
The Making and Unmaking of Revolutions: The Antagonistic Symbiosis of Youth Generated Media and Mainstream Media. The Middle East’s Digital Turn: Reconfigurations and Disjunctures