Denijal Jegić is a researcher and writer in Beirut, Lebanon.
He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, where he teaches Multimedia Journalism and Communication. Denijal obtained his PhD in American Studies from Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Germany) with summa cum laude. His prize-winning dissertation “Trans/Intifada. The Political and Poetics of International Resistance” was published as a monograph by Universitätsverlag (University Press) Winter in Heidelberg in 2019.
Previously, he studied English Literature, Social and Political Thought, Francophone Literatures, and Education at JGU Mainz, York University in Toronto, the Lebanese American University in Beirut, and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. He was a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for World Literature in Lisbon and a visiting scholar the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut.
Besides his native language German, he speaks English, Serbo-Croatian, Arabic, French, and Spanish.
His academic interests lie in literary and media criticism and postcolonial theory and practice. His research focuses on transnational and intersectional approaches to the Palestinian struggle, and, in particular, media representations of Palestine. In his recent work, he has analyzed articulations of resistance in spoken word, poetry, and rap. Furthermore, he is interested in Third World and Global South literatures.
Denijal served as the Levant editor for Muftah Magazine from 2017 to 2020. His essays, analyses, and commentaries have appeared in Muftah Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Balkans, Mondoweiss, the Palestine Chronicle, Grayzone, and TeleSur, among other media outlets.