2015

Mar 5, 2015

Spanish Flu Grips Vermont’s Young Lebanese, 1918

This post is written by Marjorie Stevens, Assistant Director and researcher for the Khayrallah Center. Her last article was on the Creighton-Danby Collection at the Gregg Museum. In 1918, one of the most devastating pandemics in history ravaged the world. […]

Feb 27, 2015

Syrian-American Business Directory Project, 1908-1909

This article is written by Haley Vartanian, a student at NC State University majoring in International Studies and studying Arabic. For the past six months I have been working with Dr. Akram Khater, a history professor at NC State University […]

Feb 19, 2015

Transforming Arabic: 20th century Lebanese authors in the U.S.

In the first three decades of the 20th century, Lebanese authors living in the United States revolutionized Arabic language and literature. In the words of Mikhail Nu’aymi, one of these authors, their purpose was: “To lift Arabic literature from the […]

Feb 11, 2015

Meryl Murman: Lebanese-American Artist “addicted to questions without answers”

This post is written by Meryl Merman, a Lebanese-American interdisciplinary artist. Her newest work is a choreographic residency called The Lipstick. You can learn more about Meryl and her work here. When asked where my work stems from, I often reply that I […]

Feb 9, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Ocko: In Honor of his Compassion, Humor and Advocacy

This post is written by Caroline Muglia, Social Media Manager for the Center. She received her Masters in Public History from NC State University’s Department of History in 2011 and her Masters in Library Science from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill […]

Feb 4, 2015

Methods of Finding Population Statistics of Lebanese Migration Throughout the World

This blog post was written by Megan Cullen, Research Assistant for the Khayrallah Center. In late September 2014, I became a Research Assistant for the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. My project investigated the patterns of Lebanese […]

Jan 28, 2015

Lebanese in the Brazilian National Market

This article is written by John Tofik Karam  is a core faculty member in the Latin American and Latino Studies program at DePaul University in Chicago.  His research and teaching interests are ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, Brazil and what he calls “the Arab […]

Jan 27, 2015

Philippe Aractinji’s ‘Mirath’ at NC State

This post is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and a Professor of Middle East Studies at North Carolina State University. Miss the event? You can watch the Q&A on the Center’s YouTube […]

Jan 22, 2015

Bridging the Divide in Andrews, North Carolina

This article originally appeared on Arab American Institute’s website on January 20, 2015. The author, Joan Hanna, granted the Center permission to republish. The article can be found here. A Note from the Center: In 2010, when we established  the first […]

Jan 14, 2015

Anthony Mansoor: An Unlikely Profile of a Lebanese living in Mississippi

On January 6, The Atlantic featured an article “How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta.” Focused on the town of Tchula located about 70 miles north of Jackson, the town is “currently listed as the fifth-poorest town in the nation with a […]