Laila Shereen Sakr

Faculty Research Affiliate


Laila Shereen Sakr is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies. With a body of work specializing in computational art, live cinema, data visualization, and media activism, her scholarship uses media analytics, specifically in Arabic, and live cinema to map how participation among networked publics have influenced the formation of a virtual body politic. This research led her to design the R-Shief media system for real-time archiving and analyzing social media content for over five years and with more than twenty five billion posts, and the cyborg representation of VJ Um Amel.