TARIK SABRY is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Theory at the University of Westminster where he is member of the Communication and Media Research Institute. He is author of Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On media, the Modern and the Everyday (IB Tauris 2010) and Co-editor of Arab Cultural Studies, Mapping the Field (IB Tauris 2012). He is also Co-founder and Co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. His research interests include: Arab popular culture, Arab philosophical thought, media and migration and modernity in the Arab world.