Dr Katharina Schmoll


My research explores issues of voice, recognition, citizenship and gender with a focus on Muslims in Europe, Morocco and the wider Middle East. Specifically, I am interested in the role of everyday social media practices in strengthening agency, empowerment and social cohesion.

My current research project re-examines the concept of voice from a non-Western, community-oriented perspective based on my thesis findings. 

I hold a PhD in Media Studies and an MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries from SOAS as well as a BA in Politics and Public Administration from University of Konstanz in Germany.

I am the Reviews Editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • MeCCSA

Student education

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules including:

Digital Cultures

Feminism, Identity and Media