Sher Baz Khan

Associate Lecturer

Sher Baz Khan, M.A.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science & Education
Institute II Political Science

Dr. Sher Baz Khan is currently a postdoc fellow at the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, TU Dortmund. He recently served as an assistant professor at the Media Studies Department of Pakistan’s Bahria University, teaching and supervising research in Peace Journalism, War and Media, and Digital Media and Society. Earlier, Mr. Khan worked as a staff reporter for more than nine years (2001-2010) with DAWN, Pakistan’s oldest English language newspaper, based in Islamabad covering political economy, refugees, and terrorism. He did his PhD as a DAAD scholar in War and Media at Jacobs University Bremen (2010-2015). Since then he has taught and evaluated student’s research at various universities including the Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, and TU Ilmenau.

  • Since March 2017: Postdoc fellow at the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, TU Dortmund.     

  • Sept. 2018-Oct. 2019: Senior assistant professor at the Media Studies Department, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Since Sept. 2017: Visiting faculty Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg. Teaching seminar: Political Violence and Global Media.

  • 2014-2017: Jury member of the German project, Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung (INA)

  • Oct. 2010-Oc.t 2015: PhD in Communication Science (War and Media), School of Humanities and Social Science, Jacobs University Bremen.

  • 2001-2010: Staff Reporter, DAWN Newspaper, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • March 2005- March 2007: Training in financial journalism and globalization, the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ), Berlin, and Graduate School of Journalism, University of Columbia in New York, USA.

  • 1998-2002: MSc in Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Gomal University, Pakistan.

  • 1996-1998: BA in English Literature and Islamic Studies, Government Postgraduate College Charsadda, Pakistan.

Lectures and Seminars

Summer Term 2020

Research Focus
  • Peace journalism
  • Terrorism and media
  • Immigrants and refugees in media
  • Framing theory (visual and textual framing)
  • Media systems in post-conflict societies
  • Social semiotics of media coverage of peace and conflicts
  • Media regulations

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