Nabil Echchaibi was born and raised in Morocco. He received his BA in English Literature from Mohamed V University in Rabat and his MA in journalism and PhD in media studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. His recent research focuses on the intersections between Islam, Arab popular culture and the media. Arab Muslim identity in diaspora is increasingly shaped, though not exclusively, by a shared political and cultural consciousness heavily nurtured by transnational television and interactive media. His current research in the political economy and reception of Islamic satellite media is an attempt to document and analyze the new public articulation of identity and religion among young Arabs. His book on the role of diasporic media among young Muslims in France and Germany is forthcoming with Lexington Books. He is also interested in new media and their impact on journalism. His co-edited book on international blogs, identity and networked publics was published in 2008 by Peter Lang Publishing. Nabil is currently an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder.