Amira Halperin

Dr. Amira Halperin

Research Fellow
Amira Halperin

Amira Halperin is a Research Fellow at the Middle East Unit of Truman Institute, The Hebrew University. Her current research explores media and migrants in Canada.

She holds an MA in International Journalism and PhD in Communication and Media from University of Westminster, United Kingdom. Amira is a pioneer in the study of old and new media in the life of the Palestinians, both in the Middle East and in the Diaspora.  She conducted individual interviews with Palestinians who immigrated from Gaza and the West Bank to Europe, and participated in their main social and political events.

In 2018, her book: 'The Use of New Media by the Palestinian Diaspora in the United Kingdom', was published, and has been reviewed as a breakthrough research by Israeli and international scholars.

Amira worked as an Investigative Journalist and Correspondent, for the prestigious BBC Television program - 'Panorama', and for Israeli National Television.

Amira Halperin is a regular media commentator.

Amira Halperin's Book - Press Release:


Professional Bodies:

Member of:

  • Media of Diaspora Research Group (MDRG), United Kingdom.
  • Israel Communication Association (ISCA).
  • The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES).
  • The Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI).



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