Category: Announcements

Have ideas for the upcoming ASA and MESA conferences? Let us know!

The Arab American Studies Association will sponsor up to two panels and one professional development panel at the American Studies Association (ASA) and up to three panels at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meetings in 2018.    The American Studies Association conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-11 (2018) and the Middle…
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Going to MLA? Check out these panels!

There’s a lot of good stuff on MLA’s schedule. If you’ll be in New York check out these panels on Arab, Arab American, and Arab diasporic literature: 63 Latin America and the Arab World 104 Edward Said’s Culture and Imperialism at Twenty-Five 163 Speculative Futures in Arab(ic) Literature 361 Insecurity and Dissent in Middle Eastern…
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CFP for Arab American panels at the American Sociological Association Conference

The American Sociological Association will have 2 panels on Arab Americans–see below for details. If you would like to submit, paper submissions are due 1/11/18 midnight EST. More information here. Panel Details: 1] Regular Session: Arabs and Arab Americans Open call. 2] Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Section Session: Feeling Race: Arabs and Muslims in the United States…
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CFP: Where are the Asians? Queering the Archives

Scholar Diane Yoong is seeking interview subjects who identify as Asian living the US, women, gender non-conforming, intersex, and/or trans who are 40 years old and older. If you are interested or think you might know someone who would be interested, more information can be found here: https://www.centerforthehumanities.org/programming/call-for-participants-where-are-the-asians-queering-the-archives

JOB POSTING: Associate Professor of Arabic, Arab Diaspora

The Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, Modern and Classical Languages at University of Michigan Dearborn, invites applications for a tenure-track, associate professor Arabic faculty position, starting September 1, 2018. Note: Consideration will be given to advanced assistant professors with high-level research achievements and qualifications. Funding for this position has been approved.The Department of Language, Culture,…
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CFP: From “Mjaddarah” to “Fatti de Luxe”: Food and Middle Eastern Diasporas

From “Mjaddarah” to “Fatti de Luxe”: Food and Middle Eastern Diasporas Location: Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina Date: April 5-7th, 2018   Details about the conference and requirements for paper proposal submissions are provided through the link below. The conference is co-hosted by Dr. Akram Khater…
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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.

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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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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