Dr. Mahlouly lectures as a course convener for “Global Media and Post-National Communication” and “International Political Communication”. Her work focuses on the interplay between state and non-state actors' communication strategies in post-2011 North Africa. She completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow, in partnership with the American University in Cairo in 2015. Her research examined how social media was incorporated into the campaigning strategy of leading political actors in post-revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt. Before joining SOAS Centre for Global Media and Communications, she conducted her postdoctoral research at King's College London as part of the EU Network of Excellence VOX-Pol. Simultaneously, she worked as a Senior Research Associate for The Open University (OU) on a British Council-funded study exploring perspectives for cultural diplomacy in post-revolutionary Egypt. Dr. Mahlouly taught as a Guest Lecturer at King’s College London, the European Institute for the Mediterranean and the University of Glasgow.
Interdisciplinary researcher passionate about political communication in the post-2011 Middle East and North Africa: online activism, campaigning, state propaganda, Insurgent propaganda, competing media narratives and conspiratorialism