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Gholam Khiabany

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PositionReader in Media and Communications
Email g.khiabany (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2948
Gholam Khiabany

Gholam Khiabany's academic career has focused on the relationship between citizenship, political activism and media and cultural practices, including alternative media.

His research interests centre on the media and social change and the relationship between communication, development and democracy with particular reference to the Middle East.  Gholam Khiabany is also interested in the debate over multiculturalism, culturalisation of terror, the rise of the security state, and anti-Muslim racism. 

He is the author of Iranian Media: The Paradox of Modernity (Routledge, 2010),  co-author of Blogistan  with Annabelle Sreberny (I.B.Tauris, 2010), co-editor of Liberalism in Neoliberal Times: Dimensions, Contradictions, Limits (Goldsmiths, 2017), and  After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech (Zed, 2017)

He is an editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, and is a member of council of management of the Institute of Race Relations.

Areas of supervision:
Mediated culture in the Middle East; media representation of race, migration and refugees; political activism and alternative/new media; media and religion; political economy of media.

Publications

Book

Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran
Sreberny, Annabelle and Khiabany, Gholam. 2010. Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran. London: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781845116064

Iranian Media: The Paradox of Modernity
Khiabany, Gholam. 2009. Iranian Media: The Paradox of Modernity. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-96289-6

Edited Book

After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech
Titley, Gavan; Freedman, Des (D. J.) ; Khiabany, Gholam and Mondon, Aurelien, eds. 2017. After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech. London: Zed Books. ISBN 978-1-78360-938-3 pb

Liberalism in Neoliberal Times: Dimensions, Contradictions, Limits
Abraham-Hamanoiel, Alejandro; Freedman, Des (D. J.) ; Khiabany, Gholam; Nash, Kate and Petley, Julian, eds. 2017. Liberalism in Neoliberal Times: Dimensions, Contradictions, Limits. London: Goldsmiths Press. ISBN 978-1-906897-40-6

Book Section

Media Power and the Framing of the Charlie Hebdo Attacks
Freedman, Des (D. J.) . 2017. Media Power and the Framing of the Charlie Hebdo Attacks. In: Gavan Titley; Des (D. J.) Freedman; Gholam Khiabany and Aurelien Mondon, eds. After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech. London: Zed, pp. 209-222. ISBN 978-1783609390

The Visible Hand of the State
Khiabany, Gholam. 2017. The Visible Hand of the State. In: Gavan Titley; Des (D. J.) Freedman; Gholam Khiabany and Aurelien Mondon, eds. After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech. London: Zed Books, pp. 114-128. ISBN 978-1-78360-938-3 pb

The Middle East
Khiabany, Gholam. 2016. The Middle East. In: Benjamin Birkinbine; Gomez Rodrigi and Janet Wasko, eds. Global Media Giants. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138927711

The Importance of ‘Social’ in Social Media: The Lessons from Iran
Khiabany, Gholam. 2015. The Importance of ‘Social’ in Social Media: The Lessons from Iran. In: Axel Bruns; Gunn Enli; Eli Skogerbø; Anders Olof Larsson and Christian Christensen, eds. The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics. New York: Routledge, pp. 223-234. ISBN 9781138860766

Uneven and Combined Independence of Social Media in the Middle East: Technology, Symbolic Production and Unproductive Labor
Khiabany, Gholam. 2014. Uneven and Combined Independence of Social Media in the Middle East: Technology, Symbolic Production and Unproductive Labor. In: James Bennett and Niki Strange, eds. Media Independence Working with Freedom or Working for Free? New York: Routledge, pp. 261-280. ISBN 9781138023482

Terror, Culture and Anti-Muslim Racism
Khiabany, Gholam and Wiillamson, Milly. 2012. Terror, Culture and Anti-Muslim Racism. In: Daya Kishan Thussu and Des (D. J.) Freedman, eds. Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives. London: SAGE, pp. 134-150. ISBN 978-1446201589

Muslim Women and Veiled Threats: From ‘Civilizing Mission’ to ‘Clash of Civilization
Khiabany, Gholam. 2011. Muslim Women and Veiled Threats: From ‘Civilizing Mission’ to ‘Clash of Civilization. In: Julian Petley and Robin Richardson, eds. Pointing the Finger: Islam and Muslims in the British Media. London: Oneworld Publications. ISBN 978-1851688128

Modernity and the Many Faces of ‘Digital Divides’: Digital Dynamics in Iran
Khiabany, Gholam. 2011. Modernity and the Many Faces of ‘Digital Divides’: Digital Dynamics in Iran. In: Peter Golding and Graham Murdock, eds. Digital Dynamics: Engagements and Connections. New York: Hampton Press. ISBN 978-1572739314

Whither Eurocentrism? Media, Culture and Nativism in our Time
Khiabany, Gholam. 2010. Whither Eurocentrism? Media, Culture and Nativism in our Time. In: Georgette Wang, ed. De-Westernizing Communication Research: Altering Questions and Changing Frameworks. 25 London and New York: Routledge, pp. 207-221. ISBN 978-0-415-57545-4

The Politics of Broadcasting in Iran: Continuity and Change, Expansion and Control
Khiabany, Gholam. 2007. The Politics of Broadcasting in Iran: Continuity and Change, Expansion and Control. In: David Ward, ed. Television and Public Policy: Change and Continuity in an Era of Global Liberalization. London: Routledge, pp. 283-304. ISBN 978-0805856453

The Iranian Press, State and Civil Society
Khiabany, Gholam. 2007. The Iranian Press, State and Civil Society. In: Mehdi Semati, ed. Media, Culture and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State. London & NY: Routledge, pp. 17-36. ISBN 978-0415772167

Article

Refugee crisis, imperialism and pitiless wars on the poor
Khiabany, Gholam. 2016. Refugee crisis, imperialism and pitiless wars on the poor. Media Culture & Society, pp. 1-8. ISSN 01634437

Free speech and the market state: Race, media and democracy in new liberal times
Khiabany, Gholam. 2015. Free speech and the market state: Race, media and democracy in new liberal times. European Journal of Communication, 30(5), pp. 571-586. ISSN 0267-3231

Free speech and the market state: Race, media and democracy in new liberal times
Williamson, Milly and Khiabany, Gholam. 2015. Free speech and the market state: Race, media and democracy in new liberal times. European Journal of Communication, 30(5), pp. 571-586.

Technologies of Liberation and/or Otherwise
Khiabany, Gholam. 2015. Technologies of Liberation and/or Otherwise. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 47(2), 348 -353. ISSN 0020-7438

Beyond metropolitanism and nativism: Re-grounding media theory
Khiabany, Gholam and Sreberny, Annabelle. 2014. Beyond metropolitanism and nativism: Re-grounding media theory. Asian Journal of Social Science, 41(5), pp. 471-491. ISSN 1568-4849

Veiled bodies — naked racism: culture, politics and race in the Sun
Khiabany, Gholam and Williamson, Milly. 2008. Veiled bodies — naked racism: culture, politics and race in the Sun. Race & Class, 50(2), pp. 69-88. ISSN 0306-3968

Is There an Islamic Communication? The Persistence of Tradition and the Lure of Modernity
Khiabany, Gholam. 2007. Is There an Islamic Communication? The Persistence of Tradition and the Lure of Modernity. Critical Arts: A Journal of South-North Cultural Studies, 21(1), pp. 106-124. ISSN 0256-0046

Religion and Media in Iran: The Imperative of the Market and the Straightjacket of Islamism
Khiabany, Gholam. 2006. Religion and Media in Iran: The Imperative of the Market and the Straightjacket of Islamism. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 3(2),

Globalization and the Internet: Myths and Realities
Khiabany, Gholam. 2003. Globalization and the Internet: Myths and Realities. Trends in Communication, 11(2),

Red Pepper: a New Model for Alternative Press?
Khiabany, Gholam. 2000. Red Pepper: a New Model for Alternative Press? Media, Culture and Society, 22(4), pp. 447-463. ISSN 0163-4437