Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb
Ahlam Muhtaseb is a professor of media studies and the interim director of the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. She earned her M.A. in Government Relations and her Ph.D. in Computer-Mediated Communication from the University of Memphis, Tennessee. Her research interests include digital communication, social media, and diasporic communities. She has published her scholarship on digital communication and other communication sub-topics and has presented her scholarship at national and international conventions and scholarly meetings. Her most recent project is the documentary 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, a film about the year 1948 and its catastrophic consequences which originated from her fieldwork in the Palestinian refugee camps in the U.S., Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. In addition, most of her recent research focuses on digital media and social movements online (cyber-activism), and Arab and Muslim images in the media.