Category: News

Nominations for AASA Board are now open!

The AASA Board of Directors is seeking new energy, inspiration, and leadership from you! Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the following positions:   President-Elect (4 year commitment; 1 year as President-Elect, 2 years as President, 1 year as Past-President) Secretary (2 year commitment) Member at large (2 year commitment)   Service…
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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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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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AASA is helping to challenge the latest Muslim ban

We are joining the ACRL and the ACLU of Michigan’s lawsuit. Read more here. Members affected by the executive order should contact the board here.

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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AASA President Louise Cainkar interviewed by Chicago Public Radio

Trump’s Immigration Order And Living In ‘Crisis Mode’ 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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New Article by Randa Kayyali

AASA board member Randa Kayyali has recently published an article in the new journal Maydan. Titled “Becoming US Citizens: Muslims and Christians From the Middle East in US Official Records,” it is available for free online: