Stories From 2015

Dec 22, 2015

Lebanese in Australia and the politics of whiteness

This article is written by Anne Monsour. She has a PhD in history from the University of Queensland. View her full bio after the article. The article was first featured on our website in May 2015. This article is the second in […]

Dec 9, 2015

The Noble Sentiments: A Community in Transition

This post is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of The Khayrallah Center and Professor of History at NC State University, a University Faculty Scholar, and the editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. He has published extensively […]

Nov 25, 2015

New resource in our Archive: The Syrian World

This post is written by Claire Kempa, a first year MA student in the NC State Public History program. She is in charge of managing the Center’s digital archive and has made major headway redesigning the archive’s appearance and enhancing […]

Nov 4, 2015

My Mansour Family History: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes

This essay is written by Kimberly Haynes Robertson, a proud member of the Lebanese-American community. I have vivid memories of Sunday afternoons spent in my grandmother’s general store in McDonough, Georgia. As a small girl perched atop a stool behind […]

Oct 28, 2015

Counting the Lebanese in the US: 1900-1930

This post is co-written by Marjorie Stevens and Peter Knepper. Marjorie is Senior Researcher for the Khayrallah Center with a primary focus is on archival research and development.  Peter Knepper is a PhD student in Sociology at NCSU. He joined the […]

Oct 22, 2015

Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception

NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oct 21, 2015

Scheherazade’s Diary: Screening and Q&A

More than 120 students and members of the general public crammed into Erdahl-Cloyd auditorium at North Carolina State University in Raleigh to watch the screening of Scheherazade’s Diary, a documentary about prison, patriarchy, and women in Lebanon. The film narrates the […]

Oct 19, 2015

Adoptive Diaspora (1 of 3)

This post is written by Raja Abillama. He teaches anthropology and international studies at North Carolina State University. His research is focused on transnational secularism and the government of religion in Lebanon. This article is the first in a series […]

Sep 30, 2015

Latin America & the Arab World: One Hundred Years of Migration

This post is written by Lily Balloffet, the 2015-2016 Khayrallah Center Post-Doc Fellow. Read our interview with Lily from March where she discusses her dissertation topic of Arabic speaking immigrant communities in Argentina; her ideas of identity; and different ways that Arabic […]

Sep 24, 2015

Friends and Staff gather to celebrate new Khayrallah Center

 The Khayrallah Center’s opening reception on September 15th was a great success. The fragrance of cedar chips and Lebanese food filled the air as about 60 faculty and staff from six university departments (History, English, Foreign Language, Graduate Research, Religious Studies […]