Tag: Gender Studies

New Article by Member Martina Koegeler

AASA member Martina Koegeler has recently published an article in the Journal of Transnational American Studies: “Performing Transnational Arab American Womanhood: Rosemary Hakim, US Orientalism, and Cold War Diplomacy.” The article explores the memoir and life of Rosemary Hakim, Miss Lebanon America 1955, and how she performs Arab American womanhood intersectionally and transnationally. The essay…
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Male Arab American Study Participants Needed

Please see the attached call for participants from Sarah Abboud, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The study is approved by the IRB at the University of Pennsylvania.  The Arab & Arab American Youth Study Male Participants Needed! Are you or both of your parents from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq,…
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Job Opening: Associate Editor, Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender

Job Vacancy: Associate Editor Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research   Location:                                 Beirut, Lebanon Application Deadline:              Sunday, January 24, 2016 Type of contract:                     Full-time Starting date:                          Monday, February 1, 2016   Overview of the position: The…
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Nancy El Gendy’s New Article Out Now!

AASA members are on a roll! Another exciting publication is out, this time from AASA member Nancy El Gendy. Congratulations, Nancy! Her article “Trickster Humour in Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home: Negotiating Arab American Muslim Female Sexuality” will be published in Women: a cultural review, vol. 27, no. 1, March 2016 (Open Forum issue).…
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Arab American Youth Survey on Identity, Relationships, & Communication

The Arab American Youth Study Are you or your parents from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt or Palestine? Are you between the ages of 18 – 25? Do you read/write/speak English? If so, you may be eligible to take part in a voluntary research study exploring the meanings of the Arab identity, communication with parents,…
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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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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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Job Ad: U of Michigan

ARAB/MUSLIM AMERICAN AND WOMEN’S STUDIES The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Arab and Muslim American studies. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender,…
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