Hala Asmina Guta Profile


Hala Asmina Guta is Associate Professor of Mass Communication at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.


Hala Guta

She holds a PhD in Mass Communication from Ohio University, USA. Prior to Qatar University, she taught at Ohio University and in Saudi Arabia. Her research interests include global and transnational communication, gendered communication, communication for social change; and the intersection of communication, culture, and identity. Her publications and conference presentations include papers on the role of culture in communication, communication role in peace building in societies emerging from conflict, and the role media and other cultural institutions play in social change and the construction of identity.

Selected Publications:

Guta, H. (2020). Periphery of the peripheries: Women in Al Jazeera Arabic news. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ajms_00032_1

Guta, H. (2020).  Sectarian politics online: Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. In M. Karolak & N. Allam (Eds.), Gulf Cooperation Council culture and identities in the new millennium: Resilience, transformation, (re)creation and diffusion (pp. 33-52). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Guta, H. (2019).  Al Jazeera: Non-violence and peace journalism. In H. Sadig (Ed.), Al Jazeera in the Gulf and the World: Is it redefining global communication ethics? (pp. 191-220). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Guta, H., & Karolak, M. (2015). Veiling and blogging: Social media as sites of identity negotiation and expression among Saudi women. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 16(2), 115-127.

Karolak, M., & Guta, H. (2015). Intercultural communication in the context of Saudi Arab tertiary education. In R. Raddawi (Ed.), Intercultural communication with Arabs: Studies in educational, professional and societal contexts (pp.41-56). New York: Springer.

Guta, H. (2010). Mass media and peace-building in Sudan. In C. Nwokeafor & K. Langmia (Eds.), Media and technology in emerging African democracies (pp. 155-176). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Guta, H. (2009). The politicization of the education system: Implications for peace in Sudan. Africa Media Review, 17(1&2), 77-94.

Work for CID:
Hala Asmina Guta serves as a reviewer for Arabic.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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