NEW DEADLINE: AASA Travel Grant Application

The Arab American Studies Association (AASA) is accepting applications for travel stipends to attend the 2017 American Studies Association (ASA) conference in Chicago (November 9 – 12). AASA will award up to three (3) travel stipends to qualified graduate students, adjunct faculty, and/or independent researchers. The Award Travel stipends of up to $250 will be…
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Going to ASA? Apply for a travel grant TODAY

We have one more travel grant for $250 to award so we’re extending the deadline–if you want it, apply TODAY. Instructions for application are here: AASA travel stipend_2017.

AASA Board Member Umayyah Cable Reviews the Palestinians Podcast Series

Writing for Palestine Square, Umayyah Cable discusses the Palestinians Podcast in the context of Palestinian diasporic connections to culture, history, and memory. You can check out the review here.

Going to ASA? Don’t Miss These Panels and Events!

In addition to AASA-organized panels and events there are a variety of presentations on related topics at the upcoming American Studies Association conference in November. Please plan to join us! Thursday, November 9 2:00 – 3:45: New Directions in Arab American Studies: How We Read Now Hyatt Regency Chicago, Dusable, Third Floor West Tower 4:00…
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Join us at ASA in November!

AASA’s members meeting will be held at ASA this year, and we have a number of events and panels on the schedule. Please plan to join us if you’ll be there! 1.  Arab American Studies Association Board Meeting Date: Fri, November 10, 2017 Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Stetson BC, Exhibit Level West Tower…
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Extended Deadline for Special Issue of Amerasia

AMERASIA JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS – ARAB/AMERICAS  Extended Deadline of September 30 Guest Editors: Dr. Sarah Gualtieri (USC) and Dr. Pauline Homsi Vinson (Diablo Valley College) Publication Date: Spring 2018 Paper submissions (6,000 – 7,000 words, inclusive of endnotes) now due September 30, 2017 Arab/Americas: Locations and Iterations In her introduction to her path-breaking book, Bint Arab,…
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In Memoriam: Dr. Jack Shaheen

The Arab American Studies Association board is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Jack Shaheen. Dr. Shaheen had an immense and enduring impact on our field and touched many of our lives and intellectual pursuits personally. His dedication to illuminating and challenging the pervasive and harmful stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in…
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Call for Papers for a special issue of Amerasia

Arab/Americas: Locations and Iterations In her introduction to her path-breaking book, Bint Arab, Evelyn Shakir notes that most of the Arab immigrants and children of immigrants of her generation from the 1910s and 1920s called themselves “Syrian,” then repackaged themselves as “Lebanese” in the 1940s, only to recast themselves in the 1960s as “Arabs.” This…
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Action Alert: MENA Census Category

The OMB has published a Federal Register Notice calling for public comments on the proposal to add a MENA category. The deadline for public comments is April 30th, 2017. After of decades of work, this is an exciting breakthrough!    We are providing sample language here: MENA Action Alert 4.12.17. Please read through it, draft your comment, and…
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AMEWS Book Award Now Accepting Nominations!

AMEWS is now taking nominations for it’s annual AMEWS Book Award. Information on the award can be found on their website here: