Assistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Katty Alhayek is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Alhayek’s research centers around themes of marginality, media, audiences, gender, intersectionality, and displacement in a transnational context. Professor Alhayek completed her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies.
Her publications include articles in the International Journal of Communication; Feminist Media Studies; Gender, Technology and Development; and Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. Her scholarship and teaching are inspired by her lived experience as a scholar activist from Syria as well as her work with international organizations like the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
Dr. Alhayek's work has been awarded grants from major international organizations and universities, including the Open Society Foundations, the Social Science Research Council, and London School of Economics and Political Science.
Alhayek is committed to public engagement through initiatives such as Jadaliyya, Status, and Security in Context.