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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Kareem El Damanhoury, PhD

Kareem El DamanhouryOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 122A

Phone: 303-871-4690


About: Kareem El Damanhoury is an Assistant Professor of Media and Journalism Studies. He is also a freelance journalist with over a decade of media experience in the U.S. and the Arab world, including working as a producer at CNN International, PBS affiliate channels, and multiple networks across Egypt and Jordan. His research focuses on visual communication, international/intercultural communication, and media and conflict. Much of his work over the past few years has centered on the use of new media and visual communication strategies by violent militant groups and the emergence of alternative protostate media systems.

Office Hours, Fall Quarter 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Email for the Zoom link. 

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2240: Online & Visual Journalism
  • MFJS 2280: Politics & Media
  • ASEM 2452: Media & Terrorism


  • PhD, Georgia State University
  • MA, Ohio University
  • BA, Cairo University

Selected Publications:

  • El Damanhoury, K. (2020). Toward a Protostate Media System: The Role of Content. International Journal of Communication, 14. p. 1783-1807. 
  • Winkler, C., El-Damanhoury, K., Dicker, A., Luu, Y., Kaczkowski, W., & El-Karhili, N. (2020). Considering the military-media nexus from the perspective of competing groups: the case of ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 13(1), p. 3-23.
  • Kaczkowski, W., Winkler, C., El Damanhoury, K., & Luu, Y. (2020). Intersections of the real and the virtual caliphates: The Islamic State's territory and its online propaganda. Journal of Global Security Studies.
  • El Damanhoury, K. (2019). Constructing Place Identity: ISIS and Al-Qaeda's Branding Competition over the Caliphate. Journal of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. doi: 10.1057/s41254-019-00155-1
  • El Damanhoury, K. (2019). Picturing Statehood during ISIS's Caliphal Days. In Krona, M. & Pennington, R. (Ed), The Media World of ISIS. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • El Damanhoury, K. (2019). The visual depiction of statehood in Daesh's Dabiq magazine and al-Naba' newsletter. In Winkler, C. (Ed), Networking Argument. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Winkler, C., El Damanhoury, K., Saleh, Z., Hendry, J., & Elkarhili, N (2019). Intersections of ISIS Media Leader Loss and Media Campaign Strategy: A Visual Framing Analysis. Media, War & Conflict. doi: 10.1177/1750635219889370
  • El Damanhoury, K. & Winkler, C. (2018). Picturing law and order: A visual framing analysis of ISIS's Dabiq magazine. Journal of Arab Media & Society, Winter/Spring (25), p. 1-20.
  • El Damanhoury, K., Winkler, C., Kaczkowski, W., & Dicker, A. (2018). Examining the military–media nexus in ISIS's provincial photography campaign. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 1-20.
  • Winkler, C., El Damanhoury, K., Dicker, A., & Lemieux, A. F. (2018). Images of death and dying in ISIS media: A comparison of English and Arabic print publications. Media, War & Conflict. doi:10.1177/1750635217746200
  • Winkler, C., el-Damanhoury, K., & Lemieux, A. F. (2018). Validating extremism: Strategic use of authority appeals in al-Naba' infographics. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 7(1), 33-71.
  • Damanhoury, K. E., & Saleh, F. (2017). Is it the same fight? Comparative analysis of CNN and Al Jazeera America's online coverage of the 2014 Gaza War. Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, 10(1), 85-103
  • El Damanhoury, K. (2017). Understanding ISIS's provincial propaganda: A visual framing analysis of Wilayat Sinai's imagery in 2016. Journal of Middle East Media, 13, 1-40.
  • Winkler, C., El Damanhoury, K., Dicker, A., & Lemieux, A. (2016). The Medium is Terrorism: Transformation of the About to Die Trope in Dabiq. Terrorism and Political Violence. doi:10.1080/09546553.2016.1211526
  • Saks, J., Compton, J. L., Hopkins, A., & El Damanhoury, K. (2016). Dialed in: Continuous response measures in televised political debates and their effect on viewers. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 60(2), 231-247.

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