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Ahmed Al-Rawi

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

An affiliate position at Concordia University

Ahmed Al-Rawi
Office: L-CJ 5.217  
Communication Studies and Journalism Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext.

2008-2012 - Ph.D., Media & Communication Studies, University of Leicester, UK
1999-2004 – Ph.D., English Literature, College of Arts, Baghdad University, Iraq. 
1997-1999 - M.A., English Literature, College of Arts, Baghdad University, Iraq.
1994-1997 - B.A., English Language & Literature, Al-Ma’mon University College, Iraq.



Karim, K., & Al-Rawi, A. (Eds.) (2018). Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Islam on YouTube: Online debates, protests and extremism. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Al-Rawi, A. (2012). Media practice in Iraq. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Selected papers:

Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Viral news on social media. Digital Journalism, 1-33.

Al-Rawi, A.(2017). Exploring AIDS epidemic in the MENA region using Internet-based searches. First Monday22(10), 1-20.

Al-Rawi, A. (2017). News organizations 2.0: A comparative study of Twitter newsJournalism Practice11(6), 705-720.

Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Assessing Public sentiments and news preferences on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. International Communication Gazette, 79(1), 1-32. 

 Al-Rawi, A., Jiwani, Y. (2017). Mediated conflict: Shiite heroes combating ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Communication, Culture, and Critique. 10(4), 675-695.

Al-Rawi, A. (2017). Facebook and virtual nationhood: Social media & the “Arab Canadian” online communityAI & Society. 1-33.

Al-Rawi, A. (2016). News values on social media: News organizations’ Facebook use. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 17(3), 1-19.


Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Understanding the social media audiences of radio stations. Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 23(1), 50-67.

Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Video games, terrorism & ISIS’s Jihad 3.0. Terrorism & Political Violence. 28(4), 1-35.

Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Anti-ISIS humor: Cultural resistance of extremist ideology. Politics, Religion & Ideology. 17(1), 1-25. 

Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Online Reactions to the Muhammed Cartoons: YouTube and the virtual Ummah. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54(2), 1-30. 

Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Sectarianism and the Arab Spring: Framing the popular protests in Bahrain. Global Media and Communication11(1), 25-42.

Groshek, J. & Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Anti-austerity in the Eurocrisis: Modeling protest movements through online-mobile-social media use and content. International Journal of Communication, 9, 3280-3303.

Al-Rawi, A. (2014). The representation of September 11th and American Islamophobia in non-Western cinema. Media, War & Conflict, 7(2), 152-164.

Al-Rawi, A. (2014). Cyber warriors in the Middle East: The case of the Syrian Electronic Army. Public Relations Review, 40(3), 420-428.

Al-Rawi, A. (2014). The Arab Spring and online protests in Iraq. International Journal of Communication, 8, 916-942.

Al-Rawi, A. (2014). Framing the online women's movements in the Arab world. Information, Communication & Society, 17(4), 1-25.

Groshek, J. & Al-Rawi, A. (2013). Public sentiment and critical framing in social media content during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Social Science Computer Review, 31(5), 563-576.

Al-Rawi,A. (2013). The anti-terrorist advertising campaigns in the Middle East. Journal of International Communication, 19(2), 182-195.

Al-Rawi, A. (2013). The US role in shaping Iraq’s sectarian media. International Communication Gazette, 75(4), 374-391.

Al-Rawi, A. (2012). ‘Campaign of Truth Program’: US propaganda in Iraq during the early 1950s. In Philip Muehlenbeck (ed.) Religion and the Cold War: A global perspective (pp. 113-138). Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press.

Al-Rawi, A. (2010). The challenges and predicaments of Iraqi women journalists. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 3(3), 223-236.


 Al-Rawi, A. (2009). ‘Valley of the Wolves’ as representative of Turkish popular attitudes toward Iraq. International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 3(1), 75-84.

Al-Rawi, A. (2008). Iraqi stereotypes in American culture: The case of films and video gamesInternational Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies2(2), 225-250.

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