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Yasmine Dabbous


Journalism and Media Studies


Lecturer, Multimedia Journalism (PT)

Contact Data:

Email: yasmine.dabbous@lau.edu.lb
Office: Nicol 523 - Ext: 1401
Beirut campus


PhD in Journalism and Public Affairs, Louisiana State University 
M.S. in Communication Studies, Boston University
B.A. in Communication Arts, Lebanese American University

  • Yasmine Dabbous is a communication specialist who practices at three levels -teaching, scholarship and art. She is an assistant professor of media and culture at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. Her research falls at the intersection of media and cultural studies, with an emphasis on cultural history. Following James Carey, Dabbous is interested in communication as a social indicator, rather than an end by itself.

    Her art is a critical anthropological project revolving around tribal values, stories and craftsmanship. It materializes in exhibitions where the tribal jewelry Dabbous creates sheds light on socio-cultural and intellectual causes of pertinence to our contemporary, globalized societies.



    Dabbous, Y., & Nasser, K. (2009). A waste of public diplomacy? The performance of Al Hurra TV among Lebanon’s university students. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 2(1), 100-114(15).

    Dabbous, Y., & Ladley, A. (2010). A spine of steel and a heart of gold: Newspaper coverage of the first female speaker of the house. Journal of Gender Studies, 19(2), 181-194.

    Dabbous, Y. (2010). Media With a Mission: Why Fairness and Balance Are Not Priorities in Lebanon’s Journalistic Codes. International Journal of Communication, no. 4, http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/487/444

    Dabbous, Y., Nasser, K., & Dabbous, F. (2010). “Across the bridge of death:” The culture of martyrdom in Lebanon 1960s-1980s. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 13(6), 1-23.

    Melki, J., Dabbous, Y., Nasser, K. and Mallat, S. (May 2012). Mapping the digital media: Journalism, democracy and values (Lebanon chapter). A descriptive survey on the impact of digitization on traditional Lebanese media and their ethical standards, commissioned by the Open Society Institute. View article here

    Nasser, K., Dabbous, Y. & Baba, D. (2013). From Strangers to Spouses: Early Relational Dialectics in Arranged Marriages among Muslim Families in Lebanon. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43(3), 387-406.

    Dabbous, Y. (In print). Report on women and media in Lebanon. Research project investigating the state of women working in Lebanese media outlets and the representation of women in such media, commissioned by the United Nations’ CEDAW.Dabbous, Y. (In print). Running away to the future: The change into a-historical national currency images in post-war Lebanon. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.