Zahera Harb is named a 2013-14 FSI-SHC International Visitor

Posted on July 25th, 2013 in Program Highlights

The Stanford Humanities Center (SHC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) announced four international scholars who have been chosen to come to Stanford in 2013-14. Nominated by Stanford departments, programs, and centers, the international scholars will be on campus for month-long residencies throughout the academic year. 

Prof. Zahera Harb, who is nominated by the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the CDDRL Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, will be in residence at Stanford in May 2014. She is Senior Lecturer in International Journalism at City University London. Her recent publications include Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine (I.B.Tauris 2013) co-edited with Dina Matar and Channels of Resistance: Liberation propaganda Hezbollah and the Media (I.B. Tauris, 2011). She is a review editor for the Journal of Media Practice. Dr. Harb has 11 years’ experience as a journalist in Lebanon working for Lebanese and international media organizations. She started as a news reporter and distinguished herself in particular in the coverage of war operations in the battlefield of South Lebanon. She has worked as co-producer and presenter in Lebanese news programs. She also produced several documentaries for Lebanese TV stations and completed reporting assignments for BBC Arabic radio service, CNN world report and Dutch TV. Dr. Harb is an expert on Arab media, and her research interests include journalism ethics, conflict and war reporting, political communication and representation of Muslims and Islam in western media.

The International Visitors Program connects distinguished international scholars whose research intersects with the mission of the Humanities Center and FSI to faculty and students at Stanford. The international visitors hold public lectures on campus, participate in workshops and seminars, and participate in the intellectual life of the university. They will be affiliated with their nominating departments, FSI, and the Humanities Center where they will have offices and interact with the Humanities Center fellows. For more information about the International Visitors and events they will participate in during their residencies, please contact Patricia Blessing (pblessin @ or visit

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