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AASA is joining the ACLU of Michigan in challenging Trump’s newest Muslim ban

The Arab American Studies Association has signed on as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Michigan and the Arab-American Civil Rights League. The ban limits our ability to function as an organization in a variety of ways. We will be unable to mentor new scholars from affected countries, or to recruit…
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Join us for Waypoints and Watersheds!

AASA’s conference will be held March 24-26 in Dearborn, MI. Please join us for this triennial convening of Arab American scholars as we share the latest scholarship in the field and hear from a roundtable of Arab American activists. Most meals are included, and Saturday night will feature DJ Salar Ansari. Check out the schedule…
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Deadline Extended for AASA Travel Stipends

The deadline for  Arab American Studies Association Travel Stipends has been extended to Monday, February 21, 2017. Travel stipends of up to $250 will be awarded to qualified candidates to participate in the 2017 AASA conference in Dearborn, “Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories, A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War.” The funds may…
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Apply for an AASA travel stipend

Call for Applications: Arab American Studies Association Travel Stipend 2017 Travel stipends of up to $250 will be awarded to qualified candidates to participate in the 2017 AASA conference in Dearborn, “Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories, A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War.” The funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other…
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AASA President Louise Cainkar interviewed by Chicago Public Radio

Trump’s Immigration Order And Living In ‘Crisis Mode’  https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/trumps-immigration-order-and-living-in-crisis-mode/f82c984f-f0c6-4314-b361-78e166c01d3f Louise Cainkar, professor of sociology at Marquette University and author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11 joins us on Morning Shift to talk about her book and what “the chilling human experience” of living in “crisis mode” means to communities singled out by President…
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Announcing AASA’s 2017 conference

Please join us for our upcoming conference–check out the schedule and register today!

Arab American Panels at MLA

If you will be at the MLA conference this weekend, please see below for information about Arab American Panels. Session 200: States of In/Security: Global Palestine in Literature, Culture, Art, and Activism Friday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center Program arranged by the Global Arab and Arab American Forum Presiding: Karim Mattar, University of…
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MUSLIM AMERICAN STUDIES JOB POSTING

MUSLIM AMERICAN STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) seek qualified applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment in Muslim American studies. We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the…
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CFP for the American Sociological Association Conference 2017

Dear Colleagues, I write to invite your submission to the American Sociological Association’s 112th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec on August 12-15, 2017. I will serve as chair for the Regular Session on “Arabs and Arab Americans.” This session appears on the program at the ASA Annual Meeting only every other year. Please take advantage…
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CFP: Mapping the Mahjar

  The Khayrallah Center is undertaking a collaborative digital humanities project that aims to narrate the history of Middle East migration through data collection, mapping, and visualization. If you are interested in contributing, please see the CFP here. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 12, 2017.