Mariam Alkazemi

Mariam F. Alkazemi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Coordinator for Research and Visiting Scholars

(202) 239-7891

T. Edward Temple Building, 901 W Main St., room 2208A

Office hours: To make an appointment, please reserve a time at calendly.com/mfalkazemi.

Curriculum vitae

Public Relations

Education

  • Ph.D. Mass Communications, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.A. Advertising and Public Relations, Michigan State University, 2009
  • B.A. Journalism, George Washington University, 2007

Research Interests

Alkazemi is interested in the international flow of information. She incorporates research from political science, religious studies, sociology and business in her study of international communication. In particular, she focuses on examining the structure and content of media in the Arab world as well as studying journalism education models in the region. Her secondary area of interest is about the role of communication in improving healthcare facilities, healthcare outcomes and the perceptions of messages related to health.

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Affiliations

Courses

  • MASC/WRLD 359: International Media Coverage: The Middle East
  • MASC 683: Strategic Communications in the Global Environment
  • MASC 686: International Journalism

Awards

  • 2021 recipient of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science training grant
  • 2020 Best Practices in Teaching Difficult Topics in a Polarized Society, 3rd Place
  • 2020 Presidential Faculty Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME)
  • 2020 recipient of the Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional Development (“Gerner Award”) by the Women’s Caucus of the International Studies Association
  • 2019 co-recipient of Doug Newsom Award for Global Ethics and Diversity, Public Relations Division of AEJMC

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Professional Consultations

Alkazemi has experience providing consultations and key note speeches relating to my research. Some of the individuals she has consulted with are parts of organizations such as:

  • Model United Nations
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management

If you are interested in consultation, please email her at mfalkazemi@vcu.edu.