Shahira Fahmy is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of peace journalism and visual communications, author and co-author of three books, and about 200 refereed articles, book chapters, monographs, special issues, encyclopedia entries and conference presentations nationally and internationally. Her research has appeared in all the top-ranked journals in the field. Fahmy has served as associate editor for the Mass Communication and Society journal for almost a decade and recently edited the special issue Media, Terrorism and Society. She was the recipient of the visual communication book award by the National Communication Association and was awarded two Fulbright awards to work with NATO Strategic Communication Center of Excellence in the Baltics and UNECA in Africa.
In 2008, Fahmy joined the University of Arizona and is the first and only female Arab-American tenured journalism faculty member at a research university in the United States. She also holds courtesy appointments at UA with the School of Government and Public Policy, the Department of Communication and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and she works closely with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Human Rights Practice program. She is an affiliated member of the Institute of the Environment and the inter-disciplinary research UA faculty community associated with the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
In summer 2017, Fahmy joined AUC during her one-year academic sabbatical. In September, she started teaching courses in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at The American University in Cairo.
Selected Refereed Publications
Al-Rawi, A. & Fahmy, S. (2018). Social Media Use in the Diaspora: The Case of the Syrian Community in Italy. In Karim H. Karim & Ahmed Al-Rawi (Ed.), Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration. (pp. 71-96). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Fahmy, S. (2017). (Ed). Media, Terrorism and Society. Mass Communication and Society. Special Issue. Philadelphia, Routeledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Fahmy, S. (2017). Media, terrorism, and society: Perspectives and trends in the digital age. Mass Communication and Society, 20 (6), 735-739.
Fahmy, S. & Alkazemi, M. (2016) Visuality/Visualization. In P. Roessler, International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. (pp. 1-15.) Wiley-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
Fahmy, S. el al. (2016). DAESH information campaign and its influence. NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence, Riga, Latvia.
Neumann, R. & Fahmy, S. (2016). Measuring journalistic peace/war performance: An Exploratory Study of Crisis Reporters’ Attitudes and Perceptions. International Communication Gazette. 78(3), 223–246.
Fahmy, S. & Neumann, R. (2015). Internet wags the world: Understanding web credibility in the context of citizen/professional journalism, Twitter/blog, and Iran’s Green Revolution. International Communication Research Journal, 50(1), 23-46.
Relly, J., Zanger, M. & Fahmy, S. (2015). News media landscape in a fragile state: Professional ethics perceptions in a post-Ba’athist Iraq. Mass Communication and Society, 18(4), 471-497.
Fahmy, S., Bock, M. & Wanta, W. (2014) Visual Communication Theory and Research: A Mass Communication Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Recipient of a research excellence award for the most outstanding book in visual communication at the National Communication Association (NCA), Chicago, IL 2014.