Arab American Studies Association

Action Alert: MENA Census Category

The OMB has published a Federal Register Notice calling for public comments on the proposal to add a MENA category. The deadline for public comments is April 30th, 2017After of decades of work, this is an exciting breakthrough! 
 
We are providing sample language here: MENA Action Alert 4.12.17. Please read through it, draft your comment, and sent it to Race-Ethnicity@omb.eop.gov

AMEWS Book Award Now Accepting Nominations!

AMEWS is now taking nominations for it’s annual AMEWS Book Award. Information on the award can be found on their website here:

http://amews.org/amews-book-award/

AANM Travel Grant Application Open

The Arab American National Museum’s summer research travel grant is accepting applications. Deadline: April 14

All information about the grant and application process can be found here: bit.ly/2kk4DHT

TODAY: Waypoints and Watersheds at UM-Dearborn Social Sciences Building room 1500 SSB

Waypoints and Watersheds begins at 5pm today! Join us on UM-Dearborn’s campus in the Social Sciences Building, room 1500 SSB. The full schedule can be found here.

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Join us for Waypoints and Watersheds THIS WEEKEND

Waypoints and Watersheds starts on Friday, and we would love for you to join us! The schedule is here, and registration is here.

 

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AASA is helping to challenge the latest Muslim ban

We are joining the ACRL and the ACLU of Michigan’s lawsuit. Read more here.

Members affected by the executive order should contact the board here.

AASA is joining the ACLU of Michigan in challenging Trump’s newest Muslim ban

The Arab American Studies Association has signed on as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Michigan and the Arab-American Civil Rights League.

The ban limits our ability to function as an organization in a variety of ways. We will be unable to mentor new scholars from affected countries, or to recruit them into our academic programs. Scholars from the affected countries will be unable to attend our conferences, and we would be unable to consider holding an academic conference outside the US, as members without citizenship or permanent residency would be unable to attend. Further, members who are not US citizens or permanent residents cannot conduct transnational research, which is an integral part of our field. Beyond issues of scholarship, though, as researchers who understand that transnational ties are important to the immigrant experience, we recognize that this ban has the potential to negatively impact those personal relationships.

We are especially interested in hearing from members who are nationals of the six banned countries or who have been affected tangentially by the ban. Please contact us at board@arabamericanstudies.org.

You can read more about the lawsuit here.

 

Join us for Waypoints and Watersheds!

AASA’s conference will be held March 24-26 in Dearborn, MI. Please join us for this triennial convening of Arab American scholars as we share the latest scholarship in the field and hear from a roundtable of Arab American activists. Most meals are included, and Saturday night will feature DJ Salar Ansari. Check out the schedule here, and register here.

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Deadline Extended for AASA Travel Stipends

The deadline for  Arab American Studies Association Travel Stipends has been extended to Monday, February 21, 2017.

Travel stipends of up to $250 will be awarded to qualified candidates to participate in the 2017 AASA conference in Dearborn, “Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories, A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War.” The funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other related expenses.

For more information: 2017-aasa-travel-stipend

Apply for an AASA travel stipend

Call for Applications: Arab American Studies Association Travel Stipend 2017

Travel stipends of up to $250 will be awarded to qualified candidates to participate in the 2017 AASA conference in Dearborn, “Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories, A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War.” The funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other related expenses.

Deadline: February 17, 2017

For more information: 2017-aasa-travel-stipend