Welcome to Mariam F. Alkazemi’s professional portfolio. Mariam earned a Ph.D. in mass communications at the University of Florida’s (UF) College of Journalism & Communications (CJC).  Mariam has been the recipient of several awards, such as the UF Graduate School’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, the CJC’s Graduate Student Teaching Award, and the CJC’s Graduate Student Research Award.  Along with her mentor, Mariam has one the first place award for “Media Preferences and Political Knowledge in the 2012 Pre-Primary Period” in the open competition for Mass Communication and Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mariam’s publications appear in Journal of Media and Religion, Journal of Religion, Media & Digital Culture, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism and Health Environments Research & Design Journal.  Her writing has also been published in Peace through People: 50 Years of Global Citizenship, a book that explains the history of the Washington, DC, non-profit diplomacy organization, Sister Cities International. Her contributions were acknowledged by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Laura Sessions Stepp in her book, Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both.

At the University of Florida, Mariam was the instructor of record for six courses. International Communications  is a graduate seminar on international media, focusing on history and role of international media systems.  Media and Politics was an online course focusing on the role of media in the political system in the United States. Journalism Studies was a senior capstone course focusing on the evolution of the journalism profession including the sociological and economic factors influencing journalism.  Applied Fact-Finding was an information gathering course, with an emphasis on Florida public records and incorporated topics from data journalism, data visualization, and data ethics.  World Communication Systems was an undergraduate course on including comparative media systems and media freedoms.  Mass Media and You was a course introducing the history of mass communications in the United States including how the news media influences society with more than 200 students enrolled.

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