Mashriq & Mahjar, Issue 2

We are pleased to announce our second issue of Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies, the peer-reviewed, online scholarly journal dedicated to original research on migration about the Middle East. The work of The Lebanese in North Carolina Project is focused on the Shadouri_PeterJosephShadroui_Military-4history and material culture of the community. But, it’s also important to include the voices of Middle East scholars in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, Iran, Greece, the Balkans, Egypt, and the Arabian Peninsula in the larger scope of our endeavors.

Check out what the second issue has to offer. To read the articles and abstract, check out the website!


Andrew Arsan, John Karam & Akram Khater, Editorial Foreword


  • Milton Hatoum, Brazilian Arabesques 
  • Jacob Norris, Exporting the Holy Land: Artisans and Merchant Migrants in Ottoman-Era Bethlehem
  • Tsolin Talbantian, Articulating Power Through the Parochial: The 1956 Armenian Church Election in Lebanon
  • Andrew Arsan, “Citizens of the World…Who Stopped on Every Shore:” Eastern Mediterranean Migration, Social Thought, and the Diasporic Uses of the Phoenician Past, c. 1880-1940 
  • David Joseph Wrisley, Metafiction Meets Migration: Art From the Archives in Rabee Jaber’s Amerika


  • Abdeluahed Akmir, Los Árabes en Argentina (Rosario: Editora de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, 2011). Silvia Montnegro
  • Anne Monsour, Not Quite White: Lebanese and the White Australia Policy,1880 to 1947 (Brisbane: Post Pressed, 2010). Catriona Elder
  • Leif Manger, The Hadrami Diaspora: Community-Building on the Indian Ocean Rim (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010). Daniel Martin Varisco
  • Nadine Naber, Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism(New York: New York University Press, 2012). Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas
  • Samira Adel Osman, Imigração árabe no Brasil: Histórias de vida de libaneses muçulmanos e cristãos (São Paulo: Xamã Editora Ltda., 2011).Hasan Shahid 
  • Waïl Hassan, Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Steven Salaita

This represents so much work from great scholars. We are so excited to be a part of this important publication!

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