April

Apr 26, 2019

“A Boatload of Horses”: Alan Jabbour’s Family Immigration Saga

This blog was written by Folklorist, Sabra Webber. Webber is a professor emerita at The Ohio State University in the Department of Comparative Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. She visited the Khayrallah Center in the […]

Apr 26, 2017

Southwestern Syrians: Los Arabes of New Mexico: Compadres from a Distant Land

This article is written by Dr. Jay Price, Director, Public History Program at Wichita State University. His publications include Gateways to the Southwest: The Story of Arizona State Parks, Wichita, 1860-1930, Wichita’s Legacy of Flight, and El Dorado!: Legacy of […]

Apr 13, 2017

Diasporic Cartographies: Poetry by Nathalie Handal, Part III

This post is written by Dr. Elizabeth Saylor, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. Nathalie Handal composed the poem “Declaration of Independence” expressly for Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies. […]

Apr 27, 2016

“Syrians” and Race in the 1920s

This article is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and a professor of history at North Carolina State University. He has published extensively on Lebanese migration to the United States. He is also the […]

Apr 15, 2016

Dr. Maha Shuayb’s talk on Syrian refugees draws packed house and lively Q&A

On Monday, April 11, 2016, Dr. Maha Shuayb, the director of the UK-based Centre for Lebanese Studies delivered a public talk titled Bringing back hope: the status of education of the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. A packed room on […]

Apr 28, 2015

InfoGraphic: Lebanese Americans

No matter who you are or where you come from, it is difficult to quantify a lifetime of experiences and choices. How do we put numbers against all the decisions we make in our lives? Part of the mission of […]

Apr 27, 2015

Reprint // Michigan in Color: Go Home

This article is reprinted with permission from The Michigan Daily, edited and managed by the students of University of Michigan. You can read the original article here written by Rachelle Mehdi. Last week, amid the campus-wide “American Sniper” outrage, I was told […]

Apr 22, 2015

From Pageant Queen to U.N. Worker: The Rosemary Hakim Collection

This article is written by Matthew Jaber Stiffler and Elyssa Bisoski of the Arab American National Museum, first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture. AANM is located in Dearborn, Michigan.  The Arab American National Museum (AANM) was built […]

Apr 15, 2015

Review of Rawi Hage’s Novel, Cockroach

This article is written by Joseph Geha, professor emeritus at Iowa State University and author of two books; Through and Through: Toledo Stories and Lebanese Blonde. In October 2014, the Center invited Geha to lecture entitled “Is there an Us?” centering on […]

Apr 8, 2015

Meryl Murman: Identity tied to Geography

This is the second in a two-part series focused on Meryl’s interdisciplinary work. You can read Part I here. This article is written by Meryl Murman, a Lebanese-American interdisciplinary artist. Her newest work is a choreographic residency called The Lipstick. You can […]