Ebtihal Mahadeen (summer term 2023)
Dr. Ebtihal Mahadeen is Lecturer in Gender and Media Studies at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh. Her research addresses the interaction between gender, sexuality and the media within the Jordanian context/Middle East and North Africa region. She has published extensively on the gendered politics of culture, mediated femininities and masculinities, and the media as sites of hegemony and resistance. She has a professional background in reporting and online media, and has continued to cultivate a practice-led, not just academic, relationship with the media through various roles including Chief Editor of Jeem.me platform (specialising in producing Arabic-language content on gender and sexuality) and writing op-eds for various media outlets including The New Arab, 7iber, and Middle East Eye.