Reader in Media and Cultural Studies
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Dr Dima Saber is a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies, she is also Associate Director for External Funding and Research Development at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. Her research is focussed on media depictions of conflict in post-war and post-revolution contexts, and on the role of archival records in identity building processes. She is responsible for leading and delivering projects in citizen journalism in the North Africa Western Asia region (NAWA), exploring ways digital literacy can foster social impact and enhance the work of political activists in post-revolution and conflict countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine.
Dima's latest publications include work on the mnemonic potential of crowd sourced archives of the Syrian war (2020 and 2019); on the role of vernacular archives in the constitution of a history of the Syrian conflict (2017); on Hezbollah and IS videogame productions (2016), and on Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the July 2006 war (2016).