Doctoral Student Yomna Elsayed
Doctoral Student Yomna Elsayed

Meet Yomna Elsayed

Name: Yomna Elsayed          

Year: Third    

Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

Undergraduate/Graduate Institution(s): American University in Cairo (BSc and MSc)

Research Area: Cultural Resistance, Political Humor, and Social movements.

Conference presentations:

Poster session. (April, 2016) Online Revolution Songs: On the Affective Side of Social Movements. Eighth Annual Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Research and Creative Project Symposium, April 2016. Los Angeles, CA.

Presentation. (November, 2015). Egyptian Social Entrepreneurs: Navigating Power, Economy and Social Service. Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, Nevada

Presentation. (June, 2015). Laughing Through Change: Egyptian and Arab Youth Online Subversive Humor. Digital Media and Learning Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Presentation (May, 2015). The Egyptian Sisters Club: Negotiating Community and Identity in a Time of Conflict. Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Student Research Groups/Extracurricular Involvement: USC Annenberg’s Media Activism Participatory Politics (MAPP) project. USC Annenberg’s Civic Paths research group (CP).

Twitter: @yomnaali

Favorite thing about USC Annenberg: The intellectual freedom, interdisciplinary nature, and wonderful selection of professors and courses encourages and supports doctoral students to follow their research interests wherever they lead them. 

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