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Book Awards for Alumnus Kraidy

Book Awards for Alumnus Kraidy

Marwan M. Kraidy, Professor of Media Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania), is the 2017 winner of the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award for The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World (Harvard University Press, 2016 and written at NIAS). This is the book's fourth award.

The Hart Award

The Hart Award, given by the Political Communication Division of the NCA, has been presented annually since 2007 for a book published within the previous two years. Kraidy is the first scholar to win the Hart Award twice; he was also the 2011 recipient for his book Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Released in paperback earlier this year, The Naked Blogger of Cairo examines the use of the human body in rebellion and uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings. Kraidy argues that, while technology publicizes defiance, the body remains the vital nexus of physical struggle and digital communication. Read more about The Naked Blogger of Cairo.

Marwan Kraidy talks about his book, The Naked Blogger of Cairo

The Hart Award is the fourth award for The Naked Blogger of Cairo. The book previously won the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the International Communication Association (ICA) and the 2017 Best Book Award from ICA’s Division of Global Communication and Social Change. It was also a 2016 Times Higher Education Book of the Year.

Kraidy’s research for The Naked Blogger of Cairo was funded by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and Humanities (NIAS), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).