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Denijal Jegić


Multimedia Journalism


Postdoc, Communication & Journalism


Ph.D. (summa cum laude) American Studies, Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
M.A. American Studies / English Literature, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz / York University, Toronto
B.Ed. English Literature, French Literature, Education, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

  • Denijal Jegić is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Communication Arts at LAU. His academic interests lie in literary and media criticism and postcolonial studies. His research focuses on transnational and intersectional approaches to the Palestinian struggle, and, in particular, media representations of Palestine. In his recent work, he has analyzed articulations of resistance in spoken word, poetry, and rap. Jegić studied American studies, English literature, social and political thought, francophone Literatures, and education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and York University in Toronto. He has participated in academic programs at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. In 2015, he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for World Literature. Jegić has worked as an editor and has published analyses and commentaries in several languages with various media platforms.

  • - Jegić, Denijal. Trans/Intifada: The Politics and Poetics of Intersectional Resistance, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2019.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Disturbing Natives? An Analysis of the Writings on Palestine’s Wall.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 14, n. 2, 2019.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Transnational and Intersectional Implications of the Intifada.” The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies. Eds. Nina Morgan, Alfred Hornung, Takayuki Tatsumi. London: Routledge, 2019. 327-337.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “‘In U.S. Cities or on Palestine’s Streets’ – A Black-Palestinian Narration of Subaltern Geographies.” U.S. Studies Online. 28 Nov 2016. Web.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Breaking Dichotomies. Counter-Narratives in the Spoken Word Poetry of Suheir Hammad.” COPAS - Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, vol. 16, n.1., 2015. 1-23.

  • Conference presentations

    Jegić, Denijal. “Zionism and the De-Colonial Potential of Intersectional Analysis.” Build as We Fight - American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting 2019. Honolulu. November 2019.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “The Euro-American Far-Right in Palestine.” Radical Americas Symposium 2019. Institute of the Americas / University College London, UK. September 2019.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Nationalisms in Palestine/Israel – from Herzl to the Great Return March.” Lecture at the Balkan Society for Theory and Practice. Prishtina, Kosovo. July 2019.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Fantasies about Palestine in the Transnational Extreme Right.” States of Emergence - American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting 2018. Atlanta. November 2018.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “#BlackLivesMatter in Palestine - Black Transnationalism and the Intersectionality of Resistance.” The Politics of Space and the Humanities. - The Hellenic Association for American Studies International Conference. Thessaloniki. December 2017.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Disturbing Natives? A Literary Analysis of the Writings on Palestine’s Wall.” Pedagogies of Dissent. - American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting 2017. Chicago. November 2017.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Decolonization through Solidarity? Black, Palestinian, and 'Other' Performances of Resistance.” Radical Americas Symposium 2016. Institute of the Americas / University College London, UK. September 2016.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “‘Your Walls Will Never Cage Our Freedom’ - Black-Palestinian Transnationalism and the Politics of Empathy.” The Irish Association for American Studies and the British Association for American Studies - 61st Annual Conference. Queen’s University Belfast. April 2016.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Decolonial Poetics of the Nakba.” Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts - University Bremen. March 2016.

    - Jegić, Denijal. “Transcending Race: Suheir Hammad’s Construction of Black(ness).” TRANS- 26th Annual Conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto. March 2016.

    Jegić, Denijal. “An Alliance of Subalterns? The Transnational Articulation of Afro-Palestinian Solidarity.” CASAR’s 6th International Conference: Fragments of Empire after the American Century. Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) American University of Beirut. January 2016.