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Research Interests

  • Smart Phones
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Journalism
  • Migration; Refugees
  • Cybersecurity in the Media

Personal profile

Dr. Halperin is an expert of mobile studies and immigration. She has been researching the use of media, with focus on mobile phones, by refugees, working from a community base and using participatory methodology and an interdisciplinary approach. She has conducted her research in United Kingdom and Canada. Her current research interests focus on mobile phones and immigration in East Asia.

Amira conducted pioneering research on the impact of the new media on the Palestinian community, both in the Middle East and in the Diaspora. In 2018, her book: ‘The Use of New Media by the Palestinian Diaspora in the United Kingdom’, was published, and has been reviewed as a breakthrough research.

Amira worked as an Investigative Journalist and Television Reporter. The highlight of this route was her work on BBC ‘Panorama’ – the longest running current affairs program.


Undergraduate 2021-2022

Global media and Communication

Mobile Studies and Global Societies

BA and MA Dissertation Coordinator

Postgraduate 2020-2021

Media and Communication Research Methods 1

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