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ADF Fellowship Applications Now Open

Sponsored by the American Druze Foundation and housed at CCAS, the ADF Fellowship supports research on the Druze and Arab minorities with a concentration in the political, economic, and social history of the Druze.

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Literature Born of Captivity

CCAS Professor Mohammad AlAhmad discusses how Arab prison literature goes beyond documenting the prison experience to serve as an instrument of resistance and to hold readers accountable for their silence.

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CCAS Launches Reading Across Cultures Webinar Series

CCAS, in partnership with the Middle East Outreach Council, is producing a new series of webinars featuring conversations with award-winning authors of children’s and youth literature. The first webinar, with author Zeynep Joukhadar, is now available online.


Reshaping Dominant Narratives through Film

Read about how three MAAS grads Mahasen Nasser-Eldin, Nehad Khader, and Dorothée Kellou are giving voice to untold stories in Palestine and Algeria through documentary filmmaking.

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Q&A with Jill Ricotta (MAAS ’16)

Jill Ricotta graduated from CCAS in 2016 with an M.A. in Arab Studies. She currently works as a Regional Security Advisor for the Middle East/Central Asia region at the International Monetary Fund at their DC headquarters.

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Call for Papers

CCAS is calling for papers that touch on food and foodways in the modern Levant for “Making Levantine Cuisine: A Critical Food Studies Symposium.” Proposals due January 20.