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Kareem El Damanhoury & Carol Winkler

Kareem El Damanhoury is a doctoral candidate in the Communication Department at Georgia State University. His research interests include visual communication, Middle East media, and militant groups' social media strategies. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication. He won the National Communication Association's International Communication's top student papers award in 2015 and 2017 for his work on Egyptian Cinema and the Sinai visual sphere.


Carol Winkler is Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. She is a scholar of presidential foreign policy rhetoric, argumentation and debate, and visual communication. She holds a PhD degree from the University of Maryland. Her book, In the Name of Terrorism (SUNY 2006), won the outstanding book award in political communication from the National Communication Association. She has also won the National Communication Association’s Visual Communication Commission’s Award for Excellence in Research for her work on linkages between visual images and ideology.