May 24, 2017

Review of Charif Majdalani’s Moving the Palace

This book review is written by Joseph Geha, professor emeritus at Iowa State University and author of two books; Through and Through: Toledo Stories and Lebanese Blonde. Geha is the 2016 Khayrallah Prize winner for his novel, Lebanese Blonde. He has authored […]

May 10, 2017

Complicating the Lebanese Peddler Myth

This article is co-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, and Zoe Avery who is studying Art History, French, […]

May 25, 2016

“The Many Labors of Progress”: Digitally Mapping the Arab-Argentine Community

This blog post is co-authored by Dr. Lily Balloffet, current Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Khayrallah Center, and Darby Hehl, Spanish Language & Education Major (class of 2019) at NC State.  Darby became involved with the Khayrallah Center after taking […]

May 11, 2016

Meet Elizabeth Saylor, 2016-2017 Khayrallah Center Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Khayrallah Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Diaspora Studies (with preference given to Lebanese Diasporas). This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences whose scholarly work addresses any aspect of Middle East Diasporas. The Center congratulates Elizabeth […]

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 […]

May 30, 2014

May/June Newsletter is Here!

A note from our fearless leader, Dr. Akram Khater… Dear friends, I hope that your summer is off to a good start and that you are all enjoying some relaxation and rest! After the highly successful opening of the exhibit […]

May 27, 2014

El-Khouri’s in Wilkes-Barre

This is a guest post by Assistant Director, Margie Merod. Many Lebanese in North Carolina have connections to other American towns. The El-Khouri family with deep roots in Andrews, North Carolina has ties to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The family’s heirlooms include […]

May 20, 2014

The Lebanese of Utah (1909-1921)

This Project’s focus is robust Lebanese-American community living in North Carolina, that’s no surprise! But, we always enjoy learning about the Lebanese communities that settled in other areas of the country. Our recent post featuring the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) alerted […]