Rania Zaied

Rania Zaied

Rania Zaied

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Rhetorical Criticism, Mass Communication, Media Rhetoric, Media Representations of Marginalized Communities, Culture, Intercultural Communication

Rania Zaied is a Ph.D. Student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. She earned a B.A. in Mass Communication from Cairo University in Egypt, with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communication. Her M.A. in Communication and Advocacy is from James Madison University, with a concentration in Strategic Communication. She has also served there as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, a Teaching Assistant, and a Lecturer.

Rania's research interests revolve around the role that the media's rhetoric plays in influencing the perspectives and understandings of both a marginalized community and the majority, both negatively and positively, especially the impressions surrounding the Muslim community. Additionally, she enjoys studying human communication between people from different cultural backgrounds, both domestically and internationally. Through her research, she hopes to nurture her understanding and compassion toward others, as she learns about perspectives and cultural identities other than her own.

Selected Publications

Zaied, R. (2021). 'Why do they make her wear that?': A rhetorical analysis of Ramy Youssef: Feelings. Masters Theses, 2020-current.78. https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/masters202029/78 

Education

B.A. Mass Communication, Cairo University, 2018

M.A. Communication and Advocacy, James Madison University, 2021