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.
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.
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.
Following his recent visit to CCAS, Palestinian painter and writer Kamal Boullata reflects on his work and his years in Washington.
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.
Grant Marthinsen (MAAS ’20) writes about the future of U.S. policy in Syria following the recent military withdrawal order.
Read about second-year MAAS student Maxwell Scurlock’s experience studying Persian in Tajikistan through a Critical Language Scholarship.
Professor Joseph Sassoon provides historical background on the Hussein regime in the new PBS documentary “The Dictator”s Playbook: Saddam Hussein.”
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.
Professor Daniel Neep, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, writes for The Independent about the wide-ranging human impact of the shutdown.
Featuring artist interviews and profiles of MAAS alums and CCAS faculty whose work touches on arts & the Arab world—from prison literature to quilts inspired by Islamic design to award-winning filmmakers!
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.