Sep 15, 2019

Teaching Public History: Interactive Program Paves The Way For Lebanese Teachers

A program hosted by the Khayrallah Center is transforming the way Lebanese teachers educate students about their country’s history. 

Sep 21, 2018

Getting to Know Sheikh Youssef Stephan – Community Leaders as Role Models of Diasporic Village Communities

This article is authored by Marie Karner, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. It is part of her dissertation project that studies different Lebanese diasporic village communities. She uses a multi-sited-research design to […]

Sep 27, 2017

2017-2018 Khayrallah Research Assistants

Each academic year, the center welcomes new student research assistants to its team who help advance our goals to research, preserve, and share the history of Lebanese Diaspora. Meet this year’s students! Marilyn McHugh Drath is a second year doctoral […]

Sep 20, 2017

Phoenician or Arab, Lebanese or Syrian ~ Who were the early Immigrants to America?

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 earlier article focused on Lebanese-Americans in WWI.   […]

Sep 6, 2017

Debut of Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930

The Khayrallah Center’s newest project, Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930, uses digital mapping techniques to investigate New York City’s early Syrian/Lebanese immigrant community. This project is a phase of the center’s larger project, Mapping the Mahjar. Syrians in […]

Sep 22, 2016

Dr. Waïl Hassan discusses Orientalist discourse in early Lebanese American writing

This article is written by Elizabeth Saylor, the 2016-2016 Khayrallah Center Post-Doctoral Fellow. Saylor’s current book project examines the work of a neglected pioneer of the Arabic novel, the Lebanese immigrant writer, journalist, and translator, ‘Afīfa Karam (1883-1924), an important […]

Sep 7, 2016

The Chasm of Assimilation – My mother’s New Zealand cousins

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 second in a three-part series […]

Sep 30, 2015

Latin America & the Arab World: One Hundred Years of Migration

This post is written by Lily Balloffet, the 2015-2016 Khayrallah Center Post-Doc Fellow. Read our interview with Lily from March where she discusses her dissertation topic of Arabic speaking immigrant communities in Argentina; her ideas of identity; and different ways that Arabic […]

Sep 24, 2015

Friends and Staff gather to celebrate new Khayrallah Center

 The Khayrallah Center’s opening reception on September 15th was a great success. The fragrance of cedar chips and Lebanese food filled the air as about 60 faculty and staff from six university departments (History, English, Foreign Language, Graduate Research, Religious Studies […]

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 […]