MY LATEST RESEARCH
Transnational Public Spheres via Strategic Policy Narratives: Afghanistan’s Political Role in Chinese, Russian, and Iranian Media Discourses
With a team of researchers from Air University and Oklahoma State University, I am working on a study about the political role of Afghanistan's public sphere in Chinese, Russian, and Iranian media narratives. Few studies examine the emergence of transnational public spheres outside of EU contexts and even fewer focus on foreign policy issues. We are bringing together insights from transnational public spheres research and media narrative research in order to reveal the political role of Afghanistan in Russian, Chinese, and Iranian media narratives.
Solving Egypt's Economic Crisis: The Role of Chinese, Russian, and Egyptian Media Narratives
With a team of researchers from Air University and Oklahoma State University, I am working on a study about media narratives regarding Egypt's economic crisis. This study examines Egyptian, Russian, and Chinese media perspectives of the Egyptian economy. We argue that narrative salience is not enough to determine the strategic political dimension of media narratives, especially within the context of great power
communication about economic crises. Using a mixed-method approach, we are analyzing over 500 news articles from the past five years from 18 different Egyptian, Chinese, and Russian native language news sites.