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Sandra Whitehead

Guest Writer / Author

Sandra Whitehead is a journalist, author and educator. As a journalist in the United States for more than 20 years, she has been recognized with national and regional awards. She is also the author of Lebanese Americans, published by Marshall Cavendish, New York. She teaches journalism at Marquette University in the United States, where she is a Center for Peacemaking Faculty Scholar and faculty participant in the Marquette Democracy Project. Her research interests include the use of literary journalism in cross cultural/international reporting, international collaborative online learning, peace journalism and the media’s role in war and peace. She is engaged in developing internationally collaborative online journalism education between Marquette University and universities in Lebanon and around the world. Sandra taught in Lebanon for seven years at Rafik Hariri University, where she was also chair of the Language and Humanities Department. She is blessed with a loving family – her husband Abdulaziz Aleiou and three children, Ali, Aisha and Adam.

Latest Articles

An-Nahar: Where History Lives

Photo essay by Aia Dakdouk and Sandra Whitehead An-Nahar, one of Lebanon’s most influential daily newspapers, is 85 years old. It is considered Lebanon’s “paper of...

Media Association for Peace

Article by Sandra Whitehead with additional reporting from Houda Houbeish. Peace journalism is emerging in Lebanon through the efforts of the Media Association for Peace (MAP),...

Marlo Thomas: The Lebanese-American Megastar Behind St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Photos from the private collection of Marlo Thomas Lebanese-American, father-daughter TV stars Danny and Marlo Thomas are among the most famous Americans of all time....

“The Greatest Communicator”: Anthony Shadid’s Archives Come HOME to AUB

The Anthony Shadid Archives at the American University of Beirut are creating research and learning opportunities that promise to influence the next generation of...

Tripoli’s Little Artists: Kun Ensen’s Peacebuilding Project

Sadika Kebbi founded the nonprofit Kun Ensen (Being Human), teaching youth to express themselves through art and public speaking, but the bigger agenda is...

USEK

During graduation season in Lebanon, a meme spreads in social media showing Lebanese graduates marching up to the podium to receive their diplomas and...

Raghida Dergham: The Courage to Come HOME

Photos by: Zakaria Rakha International correspondent returns to Beirut and tells it like it is! Feisty Raghida Dergham, a respected journalist and political analyst, is back...

Photographer Andrea Shaker Explores Her Ancestral HOME

Photo by: Lama S. Riman In the small town in New England, U.S.A., where Lebanese-American artist Andrea Shaker grew up, the local fire station tested...

HOME’s VIP Lounge: A Statement in Digital Art

At the center of the Beirut Art and Design Fairs, HOME’s VIP Lounge was itself a statement of art. Cars lined up bumper to bumper,...

Université Antonine’s Chamber Music Season Bringing Classical Music to the People

The Chamber Music Season is the latest in Université Antonine’s long tradition of bringing the best of Western classical music to Lebanon. Photos by: My...