Category: News

A Message from May Rihani: Pioneers and Leaders HUB

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I am writing to share with you our launch of the Pioneers and Leaders HUB. The Hub was launched by the Women as Partners in Progress (WPP) Project, within the Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland. It is a knowledge center about Arab women…
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Ethnic Studies Position at CSUSM

Assistant Professor 1819-019 Effective Date: Fall 2019 The Ethnic Studies Program at California State University San Marcos invites applications from exceptional teacher-scholars for a tenure-track position at the advanced Assistant Professor level to begin August 2019. The Ethnic Studies program consists of a longstanding minor and a new major in its second year. The Ethnic Studies…
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“Scenes from 71* Years” – Play Directed by AASA Member Michael Malek Najjar

US premiere of Scenes From 71* Years offers epic snapshot of Palestinian life under occupation Award-winning Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil returns to Golden Thread Productions for her first full-length US production. Monday, March 4, San Francisco, CA — Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to plays from or about the Middle East,…
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2020-21 Fulbright Scholar Awards in the MENA Region

The 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open!  A complete list of opportunities available in the region can be found in our Catalog of Awards. Highlights from the 34 awards offered in the Middle East and North Africa include: Featured Awards– Egypt: American University of Cairo– Jordan: All Disciplines – Qatar: All Disciplines – Morocco: All Disciplines   Multi-country Awards– Middle East and North Africa Regional…
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AMEWS 2019 Book Award Nominations

The Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) is happy to announce that its 2019 Book Award competition is open. Details can be found on the AMEWS website here:http://amews.org/amews-book-award/ Eligible books must have been published in 2018 and must be on a topic of relevance for women’s, gender, sexuality and feminist studies in the Middle…
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2019 Evelyn Abdalah Menconi Travel Grant

Call for Proposals Now Open for 6th Annual Travel Grant  2019 Evelyn Abdalah Menconi Travel Grant  Support for researchers to visit and use the collections at the Arab American National Museum’s Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center  The Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center at the Arab American National Museum is accepting applications…
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Call for Applicants: Modeling Cognitive Aging in Context

From the Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD): 1st Annual Summer Data Immersion program Ann Arbor, Michigan: June 10-13, 2019 Applications are open for the 1st annual Summer Data Immersion program hosted by the Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD), to be held June 10-13, 2019 at the University…
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Congratulations to Kristine Ajrouch – 3 New Funded Projects

Congratulations to Kristine Ajrouch, Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University, on winning two new National Institute of Aging (NIA) and one Michigan Health Endowment Foundation (MHEF) funded projects on Arab Americans and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about each of these projects below: Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) Funded by the…
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New releases in Critical Arab American Studies

New releases in Critical Arab American Studies from Syracuse University Press Breaking Broken English: Black-Arab Literary Solidarities and the Politics of Language Michelle Hartman Paper $34.95 Hardcover $70.00 Ebook available “Hartman deftly analyzes Arab American work with Black Studies as a critical lens, offering radical reading strategies that fundamentally shift how we understand Arab American…
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Soliciting Requests for AASA Sponsorship of ASA Sessions, Due 1/25

Greetings, Arab American Studies Association community, Are you making plans to attend the American Studies Association 2019 Annual Meeting in Honolulu? Are you part of a session that contributes to the field of Arab American Studies? The Board is soliciting proposals from you, our members, to have your session sponsored. As an organization affiliated with…
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