Jun 25, 2019

A Waking Dream: Syrian Migrants’ Journey to the Americas

This post was written by Randa Tawil, a PhD candidate in American Studies at Yale University. Tawil’s dissertation focuses on early 20th century migration routes from Syria to North and South America, and explores how constructs of gender and race […]

Jun 8, 2017

Lebanese-Americans in World War I

This article is authored by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Khayrallah Distinguished Professor of Lebanese Diaspora Studies, and Professor of History at NC State. His latest article focuses on complicating the Lebanese peddler […]

Jun 21, 2016

Albinos in the Laager* – Being Lebanese in South Africa

This article is written by Cecile Yazbek who was born into a Lebanese family in East London, South Africa. She is the author of three books all related to the Lebanese diaspora. This is the first in a three-part series […]

Jun 7, 2016

Moving Beyond the Soundbyte: Refugees and Oral History

This post is written by Renée Michelle Ragin, a PhD student in Literature at Duke University where her research focuses on the negotiation of national identity in post-conflict Middle Eastern and Latin American states. Her last article with the Khayrallah Center focused […]

Jun 6, 2016

Mapping the Life, Work of Lebanese-American Business Owners

NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies recently launched the first phase of Mapping the Mahjar, a digital humanities project that recounts the history of Lebanese immigrants around the world. Through an interactive visual display, the first phase tells the story of business owners who were part of the initial wave of the Lebanese diaspora in the United States.

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 […]

Jun 26, 2014

The Diaspora Tour: Coming in September

The United States Department of State is taking their moniker Diplomacy in Action seriously with a new initiative by the Special Representative for Global Partnerships 2014 Diaspora Tour led by Andrew O’ Brien who has served in this role for about a year. […]

Jun 13, 2014

Event this weekend! Cedars in the Pines documentary

For those of you who missed the premiere in March 2012 or would like to view the documentary again, the NC Museum of History will be hosting a screening of our full-length film, Cedars in the Pines, this month!  The film received great press and […]

Jun 10, 2014

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 […]