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 […]

Aug 24, 2016

Michael Shadid: A Syrian Socialist

This blog post is co-authored by Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and professor of History at NC State, and Sarah Soleim, a PhD student in Public History at NC State specializing in twentieth-century United States […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mar 17, 2016

Rahme Haidar – The Performer

This post is written by Amanda Eads, a Sociolinguistics student at NC State University. Her previous writing includes a 3-part series on language and Lebanese identity. You can read Part I, Part II, and Part III on from the archives.  In […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dec 17, 2014

Midwives in the 19th-century Syrian Colony of New York City

This article is written by Dr. Linda K. Jacobs who has been involved with development work in the Middle East for 30 years as a scholar, business executive and nonprofit administrator. In 2013, she was part of a project called “Little […]