Category: News

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, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aman.12518/epdf “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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AASA Member Stanley Thangaraj Published Co-Edited Volume: “Asian American Sporting Cultures.”

AASA Member Stanley L. Thangaraj has a new publication out: Asian American Sporting Cultures. Edited by Stanley I. Thangaraj, Constancio Arnaldo, and Christina B. Chin Foreword by J. Jack Halberstam Afterword by Lisa Lowe From the NYU Press Website: Asian American Sporting Cultures delves into the American sports arena to explore the long history of Asian…
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AASA Member Stacy Fahrenthold Publishes New Article in Journal of Global History

AASA member Stacy Fahrenthold has published a new article, “Former Ottomans in the ranks: pro-Entente military recruitment among Syrians in the Americas, 1916–18″ in the current issue of the Journal of Global History. Using the press writings and memoirs of Syrian American recruiters and immigrant enlistees, the article tracks the enlistment process that led an estimate 10,000 Syrian…
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MESA Members, Please Vote: AASA President Running for MESA Nominating Committee

AASA President Louise Cainkar was nominated to run for the MESA Nominating Committee. If you are a member of MESA, please consider casting a vote for Louise. She is in a position to raise the profile of Arab Americanist scholars within this larger organization. The deadline to vote is March 18th. http://mesana.org/elections/2016-nominating-committee-election.html

AASA Member Sarah Gualtieri Wins NEH Grant for 2016

Congratulations to AASA member Dr. Sarah Gualtieri of the University of Southern California for winning a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Gualtieri’s grant is for her project “Syrian Migrants in Southern California, 1880-1945,” which is a book-length study of Syrian migration to Southern California, 1880-1945, based on archival work and…
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30% Off Susan Muaddi Darraj’s “A Curious Land” from UMass Press

The University of Massachusetts Press is offering a 30% discount on AASA Member Susan Muaddi Darraj’s new book,  A Curious Land, until December 31st. It is a collection of short stories which won the 2014 Grace Paley Award for Fiction. To place orders: Order online or by phone (800-537-5487). To receive a special 30% discount…
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