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Dakroury, Aliaa   Dakroury, Aliaa
Associate Professor
Program: Social Communication
Office : GIG 265
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2618
Email: adakroury@ustpaul.ca


Research Activities:

Dr. Dakroury taught at the University of Ottawa’s Department of Communication from 2008 to 2012; at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication from 2005 to 2010; and Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and Law from 2008 to 1011. She is the managing editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. She is the author of Communication and Human Rights (2009), editor of The Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Global Debates, and Future Premises (2009), editor of The Right to Communicate, a special issue of Global Media Journal -- American Edition (Fall 2008), and co-editor of Introduction to Communication and Media Studies (2008). She is the winner of the Canadian Communication Association’s 2005 Van Horne Award and has been nominated as an honorary expert by the Islamic Resource Bank (IRB), a joint project of the Minaret of Freedom Institute, the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought. Her publications appear in various journals, including the Journal of International Communication, Media Development: Journal of the World Association for Christian Communication, the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, the Journal of InterGroup Relations, the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, the Global Media Journal -- American Edition, and the Journal of Culture, Language, and Representation.

Education:

Ph.D. Communication Studies (Carleton University, 2008)
M.A. Communication Studies (Carleton University, 2003)
B.A. Public Relations and Advertising (Cairo University, 1993)


Courses taught:

ISC 2307 Introduction to Communication
ISC 2306 Media and Ethics
ISC3300 Theories of Mediated Communication


Publications:

Books

Eid, M. & Dakroury, A. (Eds.). (2012). Basics in communication and media studies. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Eid, M. & Dakroury, A. (Eds.). (2010). Communication and media studies: An Introduction. Boston, MA: Pearson. 283 pp.

Dakroury, A. (2009). Communication and Human Rights. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt
Publishing. 210 pp.

Dakroury, A., Eid, M. & Kamalipour, Y. R. (Eds.). (2009). The Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Current Debates and Future Premises. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing. 404 pp.

Eid, M. & Dakroury, A. (Eds.). (2008). Introduction to Communication and Media Studies. Boston, MA: Pearson. 308 pp.

Journal Issues

Dakroury, A. & Hoffmann, J. (Eds.). (Fall 2010). Communication and Human Rights.
International Communication Gazette, Sage Publications.

Jiwani, Y. & Dakroury, A. (Eds.). (Fall 2009). Veiling Differences: Mediating Race, Gender and Nation in Canada. Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition.

Dakroury, A. & Eid, M. (Eds.). (Fall 2008). The Right to Communicate: History, current debates, and future challenges. Global Media Journal -- American Edition.

Selected Papers in Refereed Journal

Dakroury, A. & Hoffmann, J. (in-print, 2012).Communication rights of persons with disabilities: An analysis of the European and Canadian legal and policy framework. Disability Studies Quarterly.

Dakroury, A. & Hoffmann, J. (2010). “Communication as a Human Right: A Blind Spot in Communication Research?” Journal of International Communication Gazette, 72(4-5), 315-322.

Dakroury, A. (2008). CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie: Just a ‘Little Masquerade’?.Media Development: Journal of the World Association for Christian Communication, 3/2008, 42-46.

Dakroury, A. (2006). Communication and the rise of early Islamic civilization (570-632
A.D.). American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 23(2), 63-83.

Dakroury, A. (2006). Pluralism and the right to communicate in Canada. Media
Development: Journal of the World Association for Christian Communication, LIII(1), 36-40.

Dakroury, A. (2006). The Arab-Canadian consumption of Disaporic media. Journal of
International Communication, 12(2), 35-51.

Dakroury, A. (2006). Toward a philosophical approach of the hermeneutics of the Qur'an: To read, understand, think and reflect ... or just to follow. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 23(1), 15-34.

Dakroury, A. (2005). Whose right to communicate: Al-Jazeera or CRTC? Global Media Journal -- American Edition, 4(7). [Winner of the Van Horne Prize for the Best Paper Presented in the Canadian Communication Association Conference, London-Ontario
2005].

Dakroury, A. (2005). Representation of Afghan women rights in Canadian newspapers.
Journal of Culture, Language, and Representation, 2, 59-73.

Dakroury, A. (2005). Who owns the medium owns the message? The ambiguity of the right to communicate in the age of convergence, Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 5(2).

Dakroury, A. (2004). Globalization and the right to communicate: Utopia or prison? Journal of InterGroup Relations, 31(3), 40-60.

Selected Book Chapters

Dakroury, A. (2012). “Media and the Arab Integration in Canada: The Controversy of the Al-Jazeera in the Canadian Public Policy Terrain”. In Jenna Hennebry and Bessma Momani (Eds.), Re-Presenting Canadian-Arabs in a Globalized World: Racialization, Media, and Public Policy, (pp. 291-319). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Dakroury, A. (2012). “Towards Media Reconstruction of the Muslim Imaginary in Canada: The case of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Sitcom Little Mosque On the Prairie.” In Jasmin Zine (Ed.), Islam in the Hinterlands: A Canadian Muslim Studies Anthology, (pp. 1-18). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Dakroury, A. (2011). “The Electronic Pontifices Maximi: Social Networking and the Right to Communicate”. In Dal Yong Jin (Ed.), Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics (pp. 152-164). Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Dakroury, A. (2011). “Patterns of Arabic taste and popular culture: A social reading of Arabic advertising.” In Emmanuel C. Alozie (Ed.), Advertising in Developing and Emerging Countries: The Economic, Political and Social Context (pp. 57-68). Aldershot, Hampshire: Gower Publishing Limited.

Dakroury, A. & Eid, Mahmoud. (2010). Communication and media studies: A Canadian perspective. In Mahmoud Eid and Aliaa Dakroury (Eds.), Communication and media studies: An introduction (pp. 3-31). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Eid, M. & Dakroury, A. (2010). “The Canadian Media Framing of the 2009 Iranian
Presidential Election.” Yahya R. Kamalipour (Eds.), Global Media Coverage of the 2009
Presidential Election in Iran (pp. 15-40). New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Dakroury, A. (2009). “The Baron of the Right to Communicate: Jean d’Arcy (1913-1983)”. In Aliaa Dakroury, Mahmoud Eid, and Yahya R. Kamalipour (Eds.), The Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Current Debates and Future Premises. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Dakroury, A., Eid, M. & Kamalipour, Y. R. (2009). “Introduction: The Right To Communicate”. In Aliaa Dakroury, Mahmoud Eid, and Yahya R. Kamalipour (Eds.), The Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Current Debates and Future Premises. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Dakroury, A., & Eid, M. (2008). “Canadian Communication perspective”. In Mahmoud Eid, and Aliaa Dakroury (Eds.), Introduction to communication and media studies, (pp. 303-309). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Review Articles in Refereed Journals

Dakroury, A. (in-print, 2012). Review of Communication Activism: Communication for Social Change, Democratic Communiqué: Refereed Journal of the Union for Democratic Communications.

Dakroury, A. (2006). Review of Journalism, media and the challenge of human rights reporting. Journal of International Communication, 12(2), 101-103.

Dakroury, A. (2004). Review of the Human web: A bird's-eye view of world history. Journal of InterGroup Relations, 32(2), 86-92.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Dakroury, A. & Birdsall, W. (2008). “Blogs and the right to communicate: Towards creating a space-less public sphere?” In International Symposium on Technology and Society proceedings, (pp. 1-8). Fredericton, New Brunswick: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dakroury, A. (2006). “Anti- and counter-terrorism: Snagging the practice of a human Right to Communicate”. In Information-MFCSIT’06, (pp. 35-38). Cork, Ireland: National University of Ireland.

Selected Conference presentations

Dakroury, A. (2011). “Veiling Canada: Niqab vs. Hijab and the Question of Accommodation”. Women’s Worlds 2011 conference: Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world. Panel: Representations of Muslim and “Diasporic” Women in Western Society and Pop Culture. University of Ottawa, 3-7 July 2011.

Hoffmann, J. & Dakroury, A, (2010). “Questioning the Universality: Disability Rights between Legal Discourses and Policy Narratives”. In the roundtable on “Disability, Communication and Human Rights, panel for “Communication Technology and Policy” section IAMCR 28th Annual Conference, Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change. Braga, Portugal, 18-22 July, 2010.

Dakroury, A. (2010). “Privacy and the Right ‘Not’ To Communicate in the Canadian Media Policy”. Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Connected Understanding, Concordia University, Montréal, 1–3June, 2010.

Dakroury, A. & Hoffmann, J. (2009). “The Right to participate for “all”? A provisional understanding of the disabled rights to communicate!” The 27th Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)— Participatory Communication section, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico-City, Mexico,
21-24 July, 2009.

Dakroury, A. (2009). “A right to “hear” and be “heard”: Communication as a human right in the Canadian communications public policies”. The 27th Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)— Round Table on “Communication as a human right”: Policy challenges, public interest narratives and visions for the future, Jointly organized by the Working Group on Global Media Policy and the Emerging Scholars Network, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico-City, Mexico, 21-24 July, 2009.

Dakroury, A. (2009). “The intellectual origins of “communication” as a “human right” in Islam. The 27th Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)— Media and Islam Working Group, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico-City, Mexico, 21-24 July, 2009. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico-City, Mexico.

Dakroury, A. (2009). “Veiling in CBC’s Little Mosque On the Prairie: Towards a reconstruction of the Muslim femininity in the Canadian media”. Part of a pre-organized panel by Aliaa Dakroury titled: Media, Women, and Representations, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Carleton University, 23-31 May, 2009.

Dakroury, A. (2009). “Integration or Segregation? The Controversy of the Al-Jazeera in the Canadian Public Policy Terrain”. At a workshop titled “Integration, Securitization & Global Communication: Canadian Public Policy and Canadian Arab Immigrants’. Organized in collaboration with the Centre for International Governance and Innovation. 23-25 January 2009, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Iskandar, A. & Dakroury, A. (2008). “Towards A Theory of Humanism in the Arab Cinema: The Intellectual Influence of Edward Said on Youssef Chahin’s Cinema.” Counterpoints: Edward Said’s Legacy Conference (October 31- November 2, 2008), University of Ottawa- Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Dakroury, A. (2008). “Towards A Dawn of Knitting an Inter-Cultural Dialogue with Islam in the Canadian Media: An Analysis of the CBC’s Sitcom Little Mosque On The Prairie”. The 37th Annual Conference of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America(AMSS): Crossing Boundaries: Mobilizing Faith, Diversity and Dialogue. 24-25 October 2008, The Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, USA.

Dakroury, A. (2008). “The Right to Communicate Story: The Canadian Pioneering Contribution.” International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)—Participatory Communication Research Group. July 20 - 25, 2008, Stockholm University and the Department of Media, Journalism and Communication Stockholm, Sweden.

Dakroury, A. & Birdsall, W. (2008). “Blogs and the Right to Communicate: Towards Creating A Space-Less Public Sphere?” International Symposium on Technology and Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), June 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.4- 6, 2008, University of British Columbia.

Dakroury, A. & Eid, M. (2007). “Direct from ‘Homeland’ to Home: Arab Disaporic Media and the Passage of “Al-Watan” to Canada.” The Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
41st Annual Conference, November 17-20, 2007. Montréal, Canada.

Dakroury, A. (2007). “CBC’s Little Mosque On the Prairie: Bridging the “Other” in Canada”. Canadian Communication Association Annual conference: Building Bridges: Making Public Knowledge – Making Knowledge Public. May, 30- June 1, 2007. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Dakroury, A. (2007). “Telecommission Studies (1969-1971): A History of communication as a human right in Canada.” Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2nd Biennial Conference on Law, Culture and Humanities. October 12-14, 2007. Carleton University, Ottawa.

Dakroury, A. (2007). “The right to communicate: A new horizon for Communication Studies”. The Future of Communication Studies: Toward A Critical Remapping Of The Field. The Annual Conference of the Communication Graduate Caucus of Carleton University, March 15-16, 2007, Ottawa, Canada.

Dakroury, A. (2006). “A Right to Insult?! The Danish Cartoons Controversy and the Right to Communicate in Islam”. The 2nd Canadian conference of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)-Canada. Islam: Tradition and Modernity. Organized by The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)-Canada & The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, November 4th, 2006. Toronto, University of Toronto.

Dakroury, A. (2006). “Anti- and counter-terrorism: Snagging the practice of a human Right to Communicate.” The 4th International Conference on Information, Information’06, and the 4th Irish Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science and Information Technology’06, MFCSIT’06, Information-MFCSIT’06 (August 1-5, 2006). University College Cork, Cork, Ireland: International Information Institute, Tokyo, Japan and National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland.

Dakroury, A. (2006). “Instant World and the Right to communicate in Canada.” The 26th Annual Conference of Canadian Communication Association (June 1-3, 2006). York University, Toronto, Canada: Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dakroury, A. (2005). “A right to be “different”: Diversity and The right to communication in Islam,” The fifth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and nations. Institute of Ethnic Administrators, June-July 2005, China. .

Dakroury, A. (2005). “Patterns of Arabic Taste and Popular Culture: A Social Reading of Arabic advertising,” The 14th Annual KSU Cultural Studies Conference, Visual Culture: Image Imagination Ideology. March 2005, Kansas State University.

Dakroury, A. (2005). “Pluralism and the Right to Communicate in the Canadian ‘Multi- Culturalism’,” the 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association: Toward Social Justice: Illusions, Realities, Possibilities, October 2005, Ottawa, Canada.

Dakroury, A. (2005). “Whose right to communicate: Al-Jazeera or CRTC?” The 25th Annual Conference of Canadian Association of Communication, June 2005, University of Western Ontario, Ontario.

Journal Articles

Dakroury, A. & Hoffmann, J. (2010). Communication as a Human Right: A Blind Spot in Communication Research? Journal of International Communication Gazette, 72(4/5), 315-322.

Dakroury, A. (2008). CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie: Just a ‘Little Masquerade’? Media Development: Journal of the World Association for Christian Communication, 3, 42-46.

Dakroury, A. (2006). Communication and the rise of early Islamic civilization (570-632 A.D.). American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 23(2), 63-83.

Dakroury, A. (2006). The Arab-Canadian consumption of Disaporic media. Journal of International Communication, 12(2), 35-51.

Dakroury, A. (2005). Whose right to communicate: Al-Jazeera or CRTC? Global Media Journal -- American Edition, 4(7).

Dakroury, A. (2004). Globalization and the right to communicate: Utopia or prison? Journal of InterGroup Relations, 31(3), 40-60

Awards and achievements

2011: Ontario Leading Women Building Communities Award
2005: Van Horne Prize in the Canadian Communication Association Conference