New Issue: Mashriq & Mahjar

As many of you know, Mashriq & Mahjar: The Journal of Middle East Migration Studies is a bi-annual electronic journal that focuses on the academic study of migration from, to, and within the region known as the “Middle East.” Check here for back issues.

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The Night Counter

Here’s a summary of the current issue…

This issue of Mashriq & Mahjar focuses on two inter-related themes. The first is gender and its use in understanding the migratory experience in ways that are different and differently enlightening from other approaches to telling that story. The second theme is about migrants and refugees whose lives transgress cultural and physical boundaries even as they confront spaces and institutions that seek to confine them in set tropes.

The current issue is now available on the Journal website where you can find PDF versions of the articles listed below. Let us know what you think!

Articles, Special Section: Gender and Diaspora

    • Devi Mays, “I Killed Her Because I Loved Her Too Much”: Gender and Violence in the 20th Century Sephardi Diaspora 
    • Lea Müller-Funk, Transnational Politics, Women & the Egyptian Revolution: Examples from Paris
    • Pauline Homsi Vinson, “Re-Encountering Scheherzade”: Gender, Cultural Mobility, and Narrative Transformations in Alia Yunis’s The Night Counter
    • Timothy Marr, Diasporic Intelligences in the American Philippine Empire: The Transnational Career of Dr. Najeeb Mitry Saleeby 
    • Laura Robson, A Civilizing Mission? Music and the Cosmopolitan in Edward Said 
    • Leonardo Schiocchet, Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Is the Camp a Space of Exception?


    • Ian Coller, Arab France: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1798-1831 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011). Jennider Fredette
    • Mehran Kamrava & Zahra Babar, eds., Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf  (London: Hurst & Co., Ltd., 2012). Sharon Nagy
    • Roberto Khatlab, Les Libanais dans le Monde: Vision Socio-Culturelle et Historique (Jdeide: Dar Saer Al Mashrek, 2013). Paulo Pinto
    • Evelyn Alsultany & Ella Shohat, eds., Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013). Juan Poblette
    • Viola Raheb, ed., Latin Americans with Palestinian Roots(Beit Lahem and New York: Diyar Publishers and Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2012). Dario A. Euraque
    • Fatima Sadiqi, ed., Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean (New York: Routledge, 2013). Nova Robinson

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