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Katty Alhayek

Dr. Katty Alhayek

Assistant Professor

Dr. Katty Alhayek is an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at The Creative School and a faculty member in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Alhayek’s research centers around themes of marginality, media, audiences, gender, intersectionality, and displacement in a transnational context. Professor Alhayek holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, and Master's degrees in International Affairs and Media Studies from Ohio University. Her publications include articles in the International Journal of Communication; Feminist Media Studies; Gender, Technology and Development; and Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. 

Research Interest

A central theme in my scholarship is how marginalized groups use social media to wield power and cope with unjust life conditions. I am interested in supervising students who research immigrant and racialized communities and their use of digital media.