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Kira Allmann

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Activism on the Move: Mediating Protest Space in Egypt with Mobile Technology

[Graffiti in Cairo depicting a television with the text

The 2011 revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa abruptly captured global attention as the world was drawn breathlessly into the tumult with a profusion of media content, from Tweets to amateur video footage. Amidst the media blitz, analyses yielded two conflated and reactionary narratives of events. One contended that the popular protests of the so-called “Arab Spring” were wholly unexpected, a shocking diversion from the familiar politics of the Middle ...

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Kira Allmann

 

Kira Allmann is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where she studies mass and social media and political activism in the Middle East. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in political science and linguistics from the College of William and Mary, and she has a master's degree with distinction from the University of Oxford in Modern Middle Eastern Studies.