In Fall 2023, Musa al-Gharbi, a distinguished scholar of sociology, communication and political science, will join the School of Communication and Journalism (SoCJ) and the Alda Center for Communicating Science as an assistant professor of communication and journalism.
Al-Gharbi’s work focuses on the political economy of knowledge production, with a particular focus on higher education and news media institutions, and the societal impact of academic and journalistic outputs. His research has resulted in nine peer-reviewed publications and a forthcoming book from Princeton University Press. His work has also been cited by a variety of government agencies and organizations, including the Department of State, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Army War College.
Al-Gharbi has been a columnist in some of the world’s leading publications, including The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America and Salon. He is a frequent contributor to media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation and New Republic. He has been relied on as a subject matter expert in stories for the Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Voice of America and many other outlets. His work frequently goes viral on social media.