Aziz Douai is Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies, Managing Editor of the American Communication Journal, and Director of Digital Life Media Lab at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Pennsylvania State University and Master’s degree in Advertising from Boston University. He is the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship and the Insight Development grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In addition to supervising student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, professor Douai has lectured on international communications and media studies in the US, Switzerland and Canada.
Dr. Douai’s research interests focus on global communications, social and political implications of new media, political economy of communications, media and terrorism, and ethnic media. A specialist in international communications, his research has encompassed global media and international politics including news media’s coverage of terrorism. He is the co-editor of New media influence on social and political change in Africa (IGI-Global, 2013). Dr. Douai has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters in international peer-reviewed periodicals including Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Canadian Journal of Communication, Technology in Society, Journal of International Communication, and Global Media Journal.