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Teaching Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East

Dalal Alfares, Dina El Khawaga, Hanane Darhour, Islah Jad, Nermin Allam | 20 Oct 2020

Four scholars of gender and women’s studies reflect on the challenges of teaching gender politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Scholars Confront a Silence About Blackness in Middle East Studies

M. Lynx Qualey | 25 Sep 2020

In a digital conversation, a panel of professors and students challenged the persistent notion that race is “somehow beyond the scope” of Middle East studies.

Gender Human Rights Literature & Translation Profiles

A Stateless Poet Finds Her Home and Identity in Literature

Aisha Elgayar | 09 Sep 2020

Mona Kareem, who will teach at Princeton University this fall, employs her poetic talent to highlight the issues of Kuwait’s Bedoon population.

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Syrian Students’ Dreams of Studying Abroad Hit New Roadblocks

Riham Alkousaa | 03 Sep 2020

Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.

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Egyptian Universities Face Pressure to Better Protect Women From Harassment

Amr EL-Tohamy | 25 Aug 2020

A social media campaign revealed multiple incidents on one campus and drew attention to gaps in Egyptian law and university policies for dealing with harassment.

Human Rights Inequality Teaching

Global Citizenship: A Way to Combat Racism on Campuses and Beyond

Hossam El-Din Khalil | 17 Aug 2020

Universities in the Arab world are missing an opportunity to become more involved in building tolerance and harmony among the world’s people.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Literature & Translation Minorities Policy

Black Saudi Author Focuses on Neglected History of African Migration and Slavery

M. Lynx Qualey | 24 Jul 2020

Mahmoud Trawri dug into the thorny history of Black Africans and slavery in the Arabian Peninsula while writing Maymouna, published in 2001. The novel is still hard to find in Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus Human Rights Profiles Social Sciences

Anthropologists Have Important Role to Play in Public Health Crises, Veteran Scholar Says

Eman Kamel | 17 Jul 2020

Epidemics are not as isolated as they may appear, says the anthropologist Charles L. Briggs. It’s important to understand the underlying factors that helped shape the situation.

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Iraqi Researcher’s Assassination Stirs Fears of Renewed Violence Against Academics

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 12 Jul 2020

Husham Al-Hashimi, an expert on ISIS and a critic of foreign-backed militias in Iraq, was gunned down by unknown assassins in a Baghdad street this week.

Gender Human Rights Minorities Politics

African-Iraqis Also Need the Black Lives Matter Movement

Saad Salloum | 30 Jun 2020

As the global movement against racism grows, it’s time for the Arab world to look at similar racial discrimination in its midst.




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