Stories From 2015

Sep 16, 2015  |  Kalimah Press

Reprint // The Myth and the Anti-Myth of the Syrian Immigrant

This article is written by Linda K. Jacobs. It was originally published on her website, Kalimah Press. Check out Jacobs’ other article, “Midwives int he 19th-century Syrian Colony of New York City,” published by The Khayrallah Center. In 2013, Jacobs […]

Sep 2, 2015

Mary Mills (1912-2010): African-American Nurse in Lebanon

This article is co-written by Micah Khater and Graham Auman Pitts. Khater is a recent graduate (’15) of North Carolina State University with a B.A. in History and French. Originally from North Carolina, Pitts is currently completing his dissertation in Georgetown […]

Aug 11, 2015

Ameen Rihani, Lebanese activist for Palestine

Jacob Norris is Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2010. His book, Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948, […]

Jul 17, 2015

Lebanese Men, Lebanese Women…. Is there a difference in how they identify themselves?

This post is written by Amanda Eads, a Sociolinguistics student at NC State University. It is the final installment in a 3-part series that describes the survey she conducted and her analysis that centers on language, identity, and Lebanese heritage. If you […]

Jul 1, 2015

Being Lebanese = Speaking Arabic?

This post is written by Amanda Eads, a Sociolinguistics graduate student at NC State University. It is Part 2 of 3 in a series that describes the survey she conducted and her analysis. If you are of Lebanese heritage and would like […]

Jun 17, 2015

What does it mean to be Lebanese in America?

This post is written by Amanda Eads, a Sociolinguistics student at NC State University. It is Part 1 of 3 in a series that describes the survey she conducted and her analysis. If you are of Lebanese heritage and would like […]

Jun 3, 2015

Lest we forget: Australian Lebanese and the Great War (1914-1918)

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. This article is the Third and final installment in her series. Read the first installment: Uninvited and unwelcome: a […]

May 27, 2015

Sneak Peek: Mapping Syrian-American businesses

In 1908 Salloum Mokarzel (the brother of Naoum Mokarzel, the publisher of Al-Huda, one of the earliest Arabic newspapers in the US)  and H.F. Otash published an Arabic/English directory of the businesses owned by “Syrians” (as all early immigrants from the Eastern Mediterranean were […]

May 7, 2015

Akram Khater @ Radio SAWA

Last week, Dr. Akram Khater, Professor of Middle East Studies at NC State University and the Center’s Director, spoke with Raina Abou Hassan of Radio SAWA based in Virginia. The five-minute interview conducted in Arabic can be found in our […]

May 6, 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. This article is the second in a three part series. Read the first installment: Uninvited and unwelcome: a […]