Category: News

Introducing the All New Arab American Studies Directory of Scholars

The AASA Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new feature of the AASA website: Arab American Studies Directory of Scholars. This directory is populated by scholars and researchers whose work aligns with the objectives of the Arab American Studies Association: “to stimulate academic research in Arab American Studies and advance the study of…
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Check Out Amira Jarmakani’s Latest at “The New Inquiry.”

AASA member Amria Jarmakani recently posted an article, “Wild Wild East,” at The New Inquiry, where she discusses her new book, An Imperialist Love Story, out now via NYU Press: America has never stopped repeating stories about cowboys and Indians, even when the frontier is somewhere else…(Read More…) Join us in congratulating Dr. Jarmakani and…
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Amira Jarmakani’s “An Imperialist Love Story” Out Now via NYU Press

Check out AASA member Amira Jarmakani’s new book, An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror, fresh off the press via New York University Press. From NYU Press: A curious figure stalks the pages of a distinct subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly called “desert romances.” Animalistic yet sensitive, dark and attractive,…
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Dr. Mejdulene Shomali Joins UMBC as Postdoctoral Fellow

The AASA is pleased to announce that member Mejdulene B. Shomali will join the department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a Postdoctoral Fellow. From the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows page: Mejdulene B. Shomali received her PhD in American Culture at the University of Michigan.  She received her master’s…
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Dr. Charlotte Karem Albrecht Joins Michigan Faculty for Arab and Muslim American Studies

AASA is thrilled to announce that member Charlotte Karem Albrecht will begin a tenure-track position in Arab and Muslim American Studies in the departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While at Michigan, Albrecht will join AASA board member Evelyn Alsultany in supporting the Arab and Muslim American…
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Stanley Thangaraj’s Desi Hoop Dreams out now via NYU Press!

AASA member Stanley Thangaraj’s new book, Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity is out now via NYU Press! It will make a great addition to Asian American, Arab American, American Studies, and Gender Studies syllabi.

Check Out the Latest from Stanley Thangaraj at the NYU Press Blog

Check out AASA Member Stanley Thangaraj’s latest blog post, “Maddening pleasures, subsequent silences,” on From the Square: The NYU Press Blog. Short Excerpt below: March Madness is just kicking off, and ESPN has already predicted that this year’s tournament will see over $9 billion in bets and gambling. From offices to college campuses, March Madness…
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Check Out Stanley Thangaraj’s 2014 NYU Press Blog Post on TV & Asian Masculinity

Check out AASA Member Stanley Thangarj’s blog post “Asian men on TV: Waiting for the (onscreen) kiss,” featured on From the Square: The NYU Press Blog. Excerpted below: Popular culture is one important realm where Asian Americans, along with other communities of color, negotiate and manage the representations of their communities. In particular, visibility in…
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Check out Kenneth Habib’s “Lebanon 1: Fairuz, a Woman for All Seasons,” on Afropop Worldwide

Check out AASA Member Kenneth Habib’s 2013 Interview on Fairuz, featured on Afropop Worldwide. You can read the full text here, or listen below: Kenneth Habib is an Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, and Music History at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He wrote his PhD dissertation on Fairuz, the…
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New Publications from AASA Members!

AASA members have been busy publishing new academic work, bridging multiple fields of study, and fostering rich interdisciplinary scholarship. Please join us in celebrating AASA members Charlotte Karem Albrecht, Kennith Habib, and Stanley Thangaraj for their recent academic publications! The citations below are available via JSTOR. Albrecht, Charlotte Karem. “Narrating Arab American History: The Peddling…
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