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“Walter Benjamin and the Question of Print in Media History,” an essay that began as my M.Phil. thesis at Columbia.



“Guide to SecureDrop,” a report published by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Coverage of the report included Nieman Lab, PBS MediaShift, and the It’s All Journalism podcast.

“Teaching Data and Computational Journalism.” A report published by Columbia Journalism School and the Knight Foundation. We summarized our findings in a CJR article and it was covered by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Knight Foundation (who funded the study).



“A Brief Introduction to Impact: The Meme Font,” coauthored with Kate Brideau and published in the Journal of Visual Culture‘s special issue on memes (vol. 13 no. 3, pp. 307-313).

“Sensors and Sensibilia: A History,” in Sensor Journalism, edited by Fergus Pitt and published by the Tow Center. Coverage included PBS MediaShift and the Open Knowledge podcast.



Before going into academia, I worked as a journalist in Cairo and reviewed books for literary journals. Strangely, none of my clips from Egypt Today remain online. As for book reviews, one was a biography of the painter Gerhard Richter, another centered on John Cage’s theory of silence, and another offered an eccentric history of the vocoder.