Category: News

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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AASA Board Member Randa Kayyali’s Latest in WRMEA

AASA board member Randa Kayyali recently published an article in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) on Fair Trade and Palestine. Check out the article by clicking on this link.

Arab and Muslim American Studies at Michigan Featured in Huffington Post

Students and faculty from the University of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim American Studies program, including (AASA board member Evelyn Alsultany) were recently interviewed by the Huffington Post about  discrimination on the UMich campus. Check out the full article by clicking this link.

Evelyn Alsultany wins UMich Diversity Service Award

Please join us in celebrating AASA Board member Professor Evelyn Alsultany as she’s been awarded the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From the University of Michigan’s The University Record article: Seven faculty members who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at the University of…
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Arab American Heritage Month with Radio Islam, featuring AASA special guest

AASA President Elect Louise Cainkar was featured on Radio Islam’s episode:”Kickstarting Arab American Heritage Month” on April 8, 2015. Check out the episode below!

Help us Promote AASA News!

The AASA is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website! In the coming weeks we will roll out some new features, including a regular blog (written by members, for members), a directory of scholars in Arab American studies, and a teaching resources database. Help us promote YOU! A new feature that we…
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New Group: MLA Members for Justice in Palestine

If you are a member of MLA, please visit the new MLA Commons website, register, and join the new Group MLA Members for Justice in Palestine. If you are not a member of MLA, you can also follow develops by joining the MLA Members for Justice in Palestine Facebook group.  MLA Members for Justice in…
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Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at the North Carolina State University. This is the only center–outside Lebanon–dedicated to research about the Lebanese Diaspora in the US and throughout the world, and to the dissemination of this knowledge to the scholarly community and…
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