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Cirien Saadeh, PhD

Associate Faculty


Dr. Cirien Saadeh is an Arab-American journalist and educator who works at the intersections of journalism, social movements, experiential education, and sustainability. She was trained as a community organizer by the former Organizing Apprenticeship Project (now Voices for Racial Justice). She has written for local, national, and international publications and is committed to using journalism as a tool in the pursuit of justice for all historically disenfranchised communities. She produces and hosts the Radical News Radio Hour and is the co-founder and Project Manager of the Journalism of Color Training Center, sponsored by XITO – the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing. Saadeh also is the Executive Director for The UpTake – a community news organization and Associate Faculty at Prescott College where she received her PhD in Sustainability Education in 2019. As part of her doctoral program, she developed a theory “Journalism of Color,” which asks, in short: how do we develop sustainable journalism platforms and spaces in historically-marginalized communities and how do we create journalism methodologies which build community power and resilience? Saadeh is currently conducting research at the intersections of journalism, social movements, and cooperative sustainability, as well as the applications of racial equity impact analyses to the practice of Journalism of Color.