Deena Abul-Fottouh


Assistant Professor, Teaching stream

Deena Abul-Fottouh

Assistant Professor, Teaching stream
  • Office: BL 709
  • I specialize in computational sociology, data science, digital media analytics, and social network analysis. My research interests include big data analytics, digital activism, and political sociology. I finished my PHD at McMaster University where I was a recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, a scholarship given to world-class doctoral students who have demonstrated leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement. While at MAC, I was also a fellow of the Sherman Center for Digital Scholarship. Upon my graduation, I was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Canadian Sociological Association for my research that examined Twitter networks of activists during the 2011 Egyptian revolution and how the movement turned from solidarity to schism. After completing my PhD, I got certified in data analytics, big data, and predictive analytics from Ryerson University and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on various digital media projects at the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University for which I am still a research collaborator. Apart from academia, I have worked as a Senior Research Specialist with the United Nations Development Programme.
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