Who Is She

Personal information

Full Professor of Practice and Chair
Mervat Abou Oaf

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Contact information / Work

American University in Cairo
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Jameel Building, Office P041


PhD, University Autonom of Barcelona; Headquarters of the Mentor International Association for Media Education (Registered for the dissertation defense)
DBA, Maasricht School of Management, Media Management Sector, In Progress
MA, Mass Communication and TV Journalism, American University in Cairo, 2002
BA, Sociology, American University in Cairo, 1988


Media Law and Policy
Media Ethics
Global Media Systems
Entertainment Media
Movie Business
Media Industry
Print and Broadcast Writing TV Journalism
Advanced & Investigating Reporting

Work history

Full Professor of Practice and Chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department (JRMC) at the American University in Cairo. Present.
Editor-in-Chief, "AdLife," the first classified magazine in the field of advertisement and marketing in Egypt.
Foreign press coordinator, press conferences moderator, and English editor, Cairo International Film Festival, 2007-Present.
Honorary office and memberships: 
Co-chair, Organizing committee of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators.
Regular guest speaker on live programs in local and regional channels such as Nile News, Nile Culture, CNBC Arabia, Good Morning KSA discussing media issues and concerns in Egypt and the Middle East.
Productions and works: 
Article in Rozal Youssef Magazine, “We Still Need More,” regarding the recent development of the Egyptian TV content and planning.
Book Review Of the Forbidden Others by Adrianne Allison.
Summarized copy of thesis case study, Global Media Journal, Arabic version, October, 2005.
Book review on “Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village,” edited by: Yahya R. Kamalipour and Kuldip R. Rampal in the previous issue of ‘Global Media Journal,’ 2005.