Katty Alhayek

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Katty Alhayek

Dr. Katty Alhayek is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University (USA) and an incoming Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University (Canada). Alhayek’s research centers around themes of marginality, media, audiences, gender, intersectionality, and displacement in a transnational context. Alhayek completed her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies. Her publications include articles in the International Journal of Communication; Feminist Media Studies; Gender, Technology and Development; Syria Studies; and Participations: Journal ofAudience and Reception Studies.

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Watching television while forcibly displaced: Syrian refugees as participant audiences

This article explores how Syrian refugees and internally displaced people are using social media to reshape interpretations of their own status through their engagement with quality TV texts that tackle the refugee crisis.