Hanan BadrUniv.-Prof. Dr. Hanan Badr

Head Division Public Spheres and Inequality Research


Office: Hochpaterre 015, Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg
Office hours: by appointment

Prof. Dr. Hanan Badr has been promoted to university professor in the department of Communication Studies at the University of Salzburg, effective March 1, 2022. She heads the division of Public Spheres and Inequality Research. Previously, she worked at locations such as Freie Universität Berlin, Gulf University for Sciences and Technology in Kuwait, Cairo University and Orient-Institut Beirut / Max Weber Foundation. Hanan Badr was born in Cairo, Egypt, and studied Communication Studies, focusing on Journalism and International Communication earning Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. Afterwards, she received a DAAD scholarship for her doctoral studies at the Chair of International Communication and Comparative Media Systems at the University of Erfurt. The focus of the professorship is the study of public spheres and inequality on macro, meso and micro levels, considering globalization and digitalization. Topics include global communication, asymmetries and postcolonial theories, (digital) public spheres in polarized societies, media, activism and social movements, media, transformation and protest communication in North Africa, and media and migration.