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Walid El-Houri

PhD in Media Studies
University of Amsterdam
Walid El-Houri is a researcher, journalist, and filmmaker based between Berlin and Beirut. He is lead editor of openDemocracy’s  North Africa West Asia (NAWA) section and an affiliated fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin.

He completed his PhD in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam in 2012 exploring the transformation of Hezbollah’s media strategies and the articulation of the notion of “resistance” as a political identity in Lebanon. He studied filmmaking at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, and holds an MA in Journalism from the Lebanese University and the Paris II University, and an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam. He has taught media studies and political communication at the American University of Beirut (2013) and the University of Balamand in Lebanon (2009) before moving to Berlin in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studienand later at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry.

His current research explores protest movements, the politics of failure, and the new geographies of war and protest in the Middle East. 

Dr. Walid El-Houri
Journalist & filmmaker
Email: w.elhouri@berlin.bard.edu