Dr. Dina M. Oleimy
The British University in Egypt
Fellow in Research Area 4: "Literary Currencies", February - August 2023
Dina Oleimy is a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer at the British University in Egypt (BUE). Her main research interests revolve around digital cultural practices, especially webcomics, and how these practices use humour as a tool that leads to creating alternative discourses that challenge and question official ones. During her study of webcomics, Oleimy presents a model that helps to analyse how humorous messages are formulated visually and verbally. Besides publishing her dissertation as a book in 2015, she (with Nohayer Lotfy) published a paper titled “Humour as Resistance in the Egyptian Stand-Up Comedy after the January 25th Revolution” in 2014 and “Facebook and the Neo-Nomads: A Study of the Work of the Egyptian Comic Artist Muhammad Wahba El-Shennawy and the Use of Comics in History-Telling” in 2019. Oleimy was also a junior researcher in a four-year-research project (2018-2021) funded by Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO). During this project she participated in several workshops and published an article in 3al-Janib (On the Side) magazine, which collated all the topics discussed over the course of the project.