Joe F. Khalil
Joe F. Khalil, PhD, is a Associate Professor of Communication in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar.
An expert on Arab television production and programming, Khalil has more than 15 years of professional television experience as director, executive producer and consultant with major Arab satellite channels (Orbit, MBC, MTV, CNBC Arabiya) and has conducted workshops on behalf of USAID, IREX and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MA from Ohio University and his PhD from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Khalil is the recipient of the 2008 SIUC Excellence in Commitment Graduate Student Research Award and a research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation. Khalil’s scholarly interests revolve specifically around Arab youth, alternative media and global media industries. As consultant, Khalil has conducted or supervised corporate research related to production and programming. Khalil has authored a policy monograph on Arab satellite entertainment television and public diplomacy and is also co-author of Arab Television Industries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, with Marwan Kraidy). He is currently working on a book project based on his dissertation, Youth-Generated Media in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which examines alternative media cases in both countries.
Professor Khalil in the news:
Khalil discusses the media's role in Egypt's protests on Al Jazeera English.