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AASA Board Member Evelyn Alsultany Nominated for El-Hibri Peace Award

AASA Board Member Professor Evelyn Alsultany has been nominated for the El-Hibri Foundation Peace Award for her incredible work in building Arab American studies. From the El-Hibri Foundation website: The following leaders were nominated for the 2016 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize ($30,000), for dedicating their lives to making outstanding contributions and demonstrating long-term leadership in building…
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AASA Board Member Umayyah Cable Will Join Northwestern University as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

AASA board member Umayyah Cable will join Northwestern University as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asian American studies and Middle East and North African studies programs this fall. Her research and teaching interests span the fields of ethnic studies, film and media studies, and queer theory, with a particular focus on how marginalized or…
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AASA Member Waleed F. Mahdi Joins the Faculty at U of Oklahoma

Please join us in congratulating AASA member Waleed F. Mahdi on his new tenure-track assistant professor appointment at the University of Oklahoma in the Department of International and Area Studies and the Department of Modern Languages, Literature, and Linguistics. Waleed is a comparatist with research and teaching interests in US-Arab and Muslim cultural politics. His…
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: CFP: AASA 2017 Conference, March 24-26, 2017 at the AANM

Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories, a Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War. Arab American Studies Association 2017 Conference March 24-26, 2017 Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI Several important Arab and Arab American institutions and associations were established in the immediate aftermath of the 1967 War. They variously sought…
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AASA President Louise Cainkar Featured on WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Forget Poles: Palestinians find a home in suburban Chicago AASA President Louise Cainkar was recently quoted in a Chicago area radio program on Chicago’s growing Palestinian community. Check out the full piece here, and read an excerpt below: How many people of Palestinian descent actually live in the region? The truth is more complicated, but…
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AASA President on “Becoming Arab American” in MERIP

AASA President Louise Cainkar has a new article out via the Middle East Research and Information Project. Check out this preview and see link below to subscribe and read the whole piece. Becoming Arab American by Louise Cainkar published in MER278 Scholars have long found that while pan-Arab organizations in the United States called themselves…
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Evelyn Alsultany on NPR: Representations of Muslim Women on US TV

Dr. Evelyn Alsultnay was recently featured on NPR discussing representations of Muslim women in television. Check out the interview by clicking the link below: “In 2015, TV Broke Ground By Showing Relatable Women in Hijab,” Interview by Neda Ulaby, NPR, January 1, 2016.

AASA Board Member Evelyn Alsultany Publishes

Please join us in congratulating AASA board member Evelyn Alsultany for publishing three new articles this spring. Mabrouk, Dr. Alsultany! “Reclaiming Identity Online: An Interview with Evelyn Alsultany, Jane Abell, American Anthropologist, Vol. 118, Issue 1, March 2016, 161-165, “Representations of Arabs, Muslims, and Iranians in an Era of Complex Characters and Storylines,” Film Criticism Journal,…
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Khayrallah Center Announces 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Elizabeth Saylor was selected as the Khayrallah’ Center’s  2016-2017 post-doc fellow. A native New Yorker, Dr. Elizabeth Saylor received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University, where she studied Arabic, French, German, and Italian literatures. Elizabeth holds her Ph.D. in Arabic Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, where she had…
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AASA Member Waleed Mahdi’s New Article at Mashriq & Mahjar

AASA Member Waleed Mahdi has a new article out now via Mashriq & Mahjar. “Post-Oriental Otherness: Hollywood’s Moral Geography of Arab Americans.” Mashriq and Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies 3, no. 2 (2016), 35-61. Abstract: How do filmmakers in the United States play a role in perpetuating narratives of belonging to the American culture?…
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