Dr. Ahmed K. Al-Rawi served as a communication officer and spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq from 2002 to 2005 and later as a…
Dr. Ahmed K. Al-Rawi served as a communication officer and spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq from 2002 to 2005 and later as a consultant for the ICRC in Amman, Jordan. He also worked as a freelance radio correspondent for the US-based Pacifica Radio Network and Free Speech Radio News as well as a journalist for a number of magazines.
Al-Rawi obtained his M.A. degree in 1999 and his first Ph.D. in English literature from Baghdad University, Iraq in 2004. He did a second Ph.D. study in media and mass communication research at the University of Leicester, UK (2012). The thesis focused on the way Iraqi TV news channels covered the general elections in Iraq in 2010.
Before joining Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2011, Al-Rawi taught journalism and communication, intercultural communication, and English language and literature courses for over five years in the Middle East, mostly in the Sultanate of Oman.
Al-Rawi’s research interests include international communication, Arab media, and popular culture. He authored Media Practice in Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and published over 30 research papers and book chapters in a variety of journals such as the International Communication Gazette, International Journal of Communication, Social Science Computer Review, Media, War, & Conflict, Public Relations Review, and Journal of International Communication. His forthcoming book Negotiating Islam on YouTube (Palgrave Macmillan) will explore the role of YouTube in the Middle East. For more information, see Al-Rawi's personal website: www.aalrawi.com.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2015). Sectarianism and the Arab Spring: Framing the popular protests in Bahrain. Global Media and Communication, 11 (1), 25-42.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2015). The Rukh and the influence of Chinese mythology. International Communication of Chinese Culture, 2 (3), 223-233.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2015). International media organizations’ role in assisting the media sector in Iraq after 2003. Global Media and Communication, 13 (25), 1-15.
C.J. Groshek & A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2015). Anti-austerity in the Eurocrisis: Modeling protest movements through online-mobile-social media use and content. International Journal of Communication (online), 9, 3280-3303.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2015). Online Reactions to the Muhammed Cartoons: YouTube and the virtual Ummah. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54 (2), 1-30.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2014). The representation of September 11th and American Islamophobia in non-Western cinema. Media, War & Conflict, 7 (2), 1-25.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012). Media Practice in Iraq. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2015). Jihad and Islam in World War I: Studies on the Ottoman Jihad at the centenary of Snouck Hurgronje’s “Holy War Made in Germany”. In E-J. Zürcher (Ed.), John Buchan’s British designed Jihad in Greenmantle (pp. 329-345). Leiden: Leiden University Press
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2014). Two Muslim travelers to the West in the nineteenth century. In Anne Richards & Iraj Omidvar (Ed.), Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
A.K.H. Al-Rawi & B. Gunter (2013). News in Iraq. In B. Gunter & R. Dickinson (Eds.), News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries (pp. 41-64). New York: Bloomsbury
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012). Campaign of Truth Program: US Propaganda in Iraq During the early 1950s. In P.M. Muehlenbeck (Ed.), Race, Religion, and Ethnicity in the Cold War: A Global Perspective (pp. 113-138). Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012). Foreign Policy and its Impact on Arab Stereotypes in English Popular Fiction of the 1970s and 1980s. In C.F. Flood, S.H. Hutchings, H.N. Nickels & G.M. Miazhevich (Eds.), Political and Cultural Representations of Muslims (pp. 147-166). Leiden: Brill
Y. Mao & A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2014). The Internet, Public Opinion, and Mobilization: Comparing the Zhu Ling Case in China with Abdulhadi al-Khawaja Case in Bahrain. In Conceptualizing Cyber-Urban Connections in Asia and the Middle East. Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013). The Ethical Dimensions of Public Service Advertisements in the Middle East: The Case of Anti-Terrorist Campaigns. In J. Villegas, A. Berenguer & O. Haddach (Eds.), II International Conference on Media Ethics (pp. 156-168). Seville University, Spain
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2014, maart 5). Arab Canadians’ social media use. York University, "Home/Land: Transnationalism, Identity and Arab Canadians" organized by the Arab Canadian Research Group (ACANS).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2014, mei 9). Pan-Arab media channels and the Conflict in Syria. Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, 'Violent Conflict, Media and the Politics of Representation’ MA course.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013, mei 10). Al-Jazeera and Al Arabyia Channels Coverage of the Conflict in Syria. Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, 'Violent Conflict, Media and the Politics of Representation' course.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013, mei 27). The Pluralist Ethno-Sectarian Iraqi Media after 2003. Clingendael: Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands, Iraq 10 years after: Seminar on lessons from 10 years of international involvement in Iraq.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013, augustus 12). Arab mainstream and social media and politics. The American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon, The Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013, oktober 10). Islam online: Social Media in the Arab World. Leiden University, The Netherlands, Leiden Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012, oktober 10). Media System in Iraq. Amsterdam University College, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, BA students (Journalism Program).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012, juli 5). Al-Jazeera Channel and Media Practice in the Middle East. Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, MA program, ‘Violent Conflict, Media and the Politics of Representation’ course.
C.L.A. Willemse & A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012, september 20). Innocence of Muslims. Rotterdam, Invited speaker for Studium Generale.
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012, januari 18). Flame the flame. Roest: ESHCC Histartes, pp. 16-20.
Y. Mao & A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2014). The Internet, Public Opinion, and Mobilization: Comparing the Zhu Ling Case in China with Abdulhadi al-Khawaja Case in Bahrain. Conceptualizing Cyber-Urban Connections in Asia and the Middle East conference: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2014, januari 23).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013). TV series and the Iraq War: 'Generation Kill', 'Occupation', and 'Relatively Calm'. Media, War and Conflict Fifth Conference: Royal Holloway, University of London (2013, mei 12).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013). The Ethical Dimension of the Anti-Violence and Anti-Terrorist advertising Campaigns in the Middle East. II International Communication Ethics Conference: Seville University, Spain (2013, april 3).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2013). The Arab Spring in Bahrain: Blogging and the Sectarian Dimension. Audiences, media environments and democratization after the Arab Spring, Conference: The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, London, UK. (2013, februari 28).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012). The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring: The Case of Iraq. Media, Youth Subcultures and the Politics of Resistance in the Arab World Conference: Westminster University, London, UK (2012, april 20).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (2012). Eastern Cinematic Productions of US Islamophobia after 9/11. II International Conference of Media, Religion, and Culture: Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey (2012, juli 18).
A.K.H. Al-Rawi (Keynote) (2013, okt 10). Islam online: Social media in the Arab world. [televisie-uitzending]. In Moslim Omroep. Hilversum: Nederlands 2.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Department of Media and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication