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Mehdi Semati



(Ph.D., University of Missouri)
Specialty: International communication and global media, cultural studies of news media and journalism, Iranian media and culture, race and ethnicity and media.


Latest Publications

  • Semati, M. & Brookey, R. (2014). Not for Neda: Digital media, (citizen) journalism, and the invention of a post-feminist martyr. Communication, Culture & Critique, 7(2), 137-153.
  • Semati, M. (2012). The geopolitics of Parazit, the Iranian televisual sphere, and the global infrastructure of political humor. Popular Communication, 10 (1-2), 119-130.
  • Semati, M. (2011). Communication, culture and the Essentialized Islam. Communication Studies, 62(1), 113-126.
  • Semati, M. (2010). Islamophobia, culture and race in the age of Empire, Cultural Studies, 24(2), 256-275.
  • Semati, M. (Ed.). (2008). Media, Culture, and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State. London: Routledge.
  • Semati, M. (2007). Media, the State, and the Pro-democracy Movement in Iran, in Isaac A. Blankson and Patrick D. Murphy (Eds.), Globalization and Media Transformation in New and Emerging Democracies (pp. 143-160). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
  • Semati, M. (Ed.). (2004). New Frontiers in International Communication Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Chitty, N., Rush, R. & Semati, M. (Eds.). (2003). Studies in Terrorism: Media Scholarship and the Enigma of Terror. Penang, Malaysia: Southbound.

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Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028