Katty Alhayek is an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada. She was a MESA Global Academy Fellow between 2021 and 2022. Alhayek’s research centers around themes of marginality, media, audiences, gender, intersectionality, and displacement in a transnational context. Alhayek completed her PhD in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies. Her publications include articles in the International Journal of Communication; Feminist Media Studies; Gender, Technology and Development; Syria Studies; and Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies.