Victoria is a doctoral candidate in English Literary and Cultural Studies at Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan, USA). While her dissertation research focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, her secondary area of interest stems from her Lebanese and French-Canadian heritage (immigration, cultural, and identity studies). The paper she will present at LAU’s conference on “Politics, Culture, and the Lebanese Diaspora” draws on an interview she conducted with her father, a sampling of Arab-American Literature, and theoretical issues pertaining to identity studies. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Aboud, PhD, is a sociologist specializing in migration, ethnicity and racism studies. His research and writing is focused largely on the early Syrian-Lebanese immigrant experience in Montreal, Quebec and Canada, circa 1880s to 1930s, with particular attention to the effects of immigration control on that experience. In 2001-2002 he curated the exhibit "Min Zamaan: The Syrian-Lebanese Presence in Montreal between 1882 and 1940" presented at the Centre d'Histoire de Montreal in 2002-03. He earned his doctorate in sociology at the Australian National University (RSSS) in Canberra and teaches in the Humanities Department at Vanier College, Montreal. E-mail: email@example.com
Nada Abouzeid is a practicing attorney at law specializing in bankruptcy and commercial law and registered at the bar of Paris. As a long date Lebanese emigrant to France she has co-founded the www.lebanese-abroad.com movement in March 2005, advocating the right to vote of the Lebanese residing abroad and has co-sponsored with Drs. C. Mallat and G. Karam an amendment to the election law to that effect.
Zainab Amery is a Sociology Ph.D. candidate at Carleton University. Her areas of interest include gender and sexuality, citizenship, race/ethnic and migration studies, international development, both globally and ithin the Middle Eastern context. She holds a M.Ed. from the University of Windsor examining Women and Education in Saudi Arabia and an MA from Carleton looking at the Racialization of Arabs and Muslims in Canada Post September 11th. She has been a consultant to both federal and provincial governments on issues of racism, multiculturalism, and immigrant integration policies. Ms. Amery has developed and directed a number of government-funded pilot projects and resources for community based organizations. She has worked extensively in several Arab countries as an international development consultant and educator.
I am a PhD candidate since 2005 at the School of Business and Management – Queen Mary University of London. Having obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from the Lebanese American University (Lebanon) in 2002, I completed my studies with a Master of Science (with honors) in Industrial Economy and International Management from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy (France) in 2004. My research at the University of London examines careers of Lebanese talented migrants living and working in France. In addition to doctoral studies, I work on managerial issues in the Paris Transport company in France (RATP) since 2004. I am particularly interested in migration issues, International Human Resources Management, and organizational subjects.
Ariss, A. A. 2006. Report on the “History/Gender/Migration” conference in Paris. Equal Opportunities International 25(2): 146 - 149.
Akram, A. A. Forthcoming 2007. Lebanese brain drain to France: causes for departure and return possibilities Arab Migration Report 2007. Cairo: Population Policies and Migration Department (PPMD) - League of Arab States.
Ariss, A. A. Forthcoming 2007. Lebanese talented migrants in France: a research agenda, European Academy of Management - Doctoral colloquium. Paris: INSEAD.
Ariss, A. A. Forthcoming 2007. Careers' Capital of Lebanese talented migrants in France, Seminaire Doctorant. Paris: CIERA.
Occasional reviewer for the Equal Opportunity International journal in the field of migration. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Chrabieh holds a PhD in Sciences of Religions (University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada). She is a teaching fellow and a researcher at the University of Montreal (Canada Research Chair, Islam, Pluralism and Globalization) and the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (Institute for Islamic-Christian Studies). She is also an iconographer and the author of Icônes du Liban, au carrefour du dialogue des cultures', Montreal, Carte Blanche, 2003 and 'A la rencontre de l'Islam, itinéraire d'une spiritualité composite et engagée', Montreal, Médiaspaul, 2006. E-mail: email@example.com
Vincent Crapanzano is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His interests focus on the epistemology of interpretation and the articulation of experience. He has done anthropological research among the Navajo Indians in Arizona, with the members of an Islamic confraternity, the Hamadsha, in Morocco, among white South Africans during apartheid, and most recently with Christian Fundamentalists and legal conservatives in the United States. Among his books are The Fifth World of Foster Bennett: A Portrait of a Navaho; The Hamadsha; As Essay in Moroccan Ethno-psychiatry; and Hamlet’s Desire: Essays on the Epistemology of Interpretation. He is currently revising for publication the Jensen Lectures he delivered in Frankfurt am Main under the auspices of the Frobenius Institut and Literaturhaus. They develop an anthropology of the imagination. He is also completing a book on the way people recount their lives after a dramatic change of status; a religious conversion, for example, or a change in gender identity. Prof. Crapanzano will work on the Imaginative Horizon: Toward an Anthropology of the Imagination in the fall 2002. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria del Mar Logrono Narbona, is currently a PhD Candidate in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation explores the transnational nationalist movements among first generation Syrian and Lebanese emigrants to Brazil and Argentina (1915-1929). Her larger research interests concentrate on South-to-South relations between the Middle East and Latin America and the role of Middle Eastern Diasporas in their home countries. She is the author of “The ‘Woman Question’ in the Aftermath of the Great Syrian Revolt: A Transnational Dialogue from the Arab-Argentine Immigrant Press” (Al Raida, forthcoming) and a series of encyclopedia articles and reviews. E-mail: email@example.com
Benjamin D'Harlingue is a graduate student in Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis, and he received his B.A. in Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research examines the cultural geographies of contemporary U.S. ghost tourism, with a particular focus on the ways colonialism and other violent legacies structure this industry. D'Harlingue also writes on the ethics of feminisms, Frantz Fanon, and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Grant Farred is currently Associate Professor of Literature at Duke University. He is the General Editor of the journal South Atlantic Quarterly. His most recent books include "What's My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals" and "Phantom Calls: Race and the Globalization of the NBA." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles P. Gomes is researcher at Fundaçao Casa de Rui Barbosa. He has published articles on the politics of immigration in Brazil, France and the United States. Currently, he is working on a comparative study of Brazilian migrants in three European cities: Lisbon, London and Paris. E-mail: email@example.com
Sarah Gualtieri holds a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She teaches courses on women and revolution in the modern Middle East, Arab American and Middle East history, and race and ethnic studies. Her current book project focuses on the acculturation of early Syrian and Lebanese immigrants in the United States with a particular emphasis on issues of religion, race, and national identity. Her articles and reviews are published in Arab Studies Quarterly, Journal of Religion, Radical History Review, and Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Gualtieri completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Ghassan Hage is professor of anthropology at the University of Sydney and visiting professor at the centre for the study of world religions at Harvard University. He is the author of White Nation (2000) and Against Paranoid nationalism (2003) and has edited Arab-Australians today: citizenship and belonging (2003). For the last five years his ethnographic work has been with the Lebanese diaspora in Europe, Venezuela, the United States and Australia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamelie Hassan is an artist and activist based in London, Ontario, Canada. Since the 1970's she has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. In 1993 Jamelie Hassan was presented the "Canada 125 Medal" in recognition of her outstanding service to the community and in 2001 she received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.
Her interdisciplinary works incorporate ceramic, painting, video, photography, text and other media and explore personal and public histories.
Exhibitions in which she has participated in include Real Stories, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark, (1992) Disrupted Borders, U.K., (1992) Trade Routes, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, (1993), Le Milieu du Monde, Villa St. Clair, Sète, France (1993), The End(s) of the Museum, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, (1996), Hong Kong: Cities at the End of Time, Vancouver, Canada (1997), Warzones, (1999) Presentation House, Vancouver, B.C. The Escape, Tirana Biennial, Tirana, Albania.,( 2001), Museopathy, Museum of Health Care, Kingston, Ontario, (2001), Caribbean Books, Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Port of Spain, Trinidad (2002) Home, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (2002). Her most recent project is orientalism & ephemera, Art Metropole, Toronto, 2006 which presents material from her archives and collection of artists projects dealing with issues of representation and the Middle East.
Her works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Museum London, the McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the National Museum of Arab American Art, Dearborn, Michigan, USA and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. Commissioned works include the London Regional Cancer Clinic, Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario and the Ottawa Courthouse and Land Registry, Ottawa. E-mail: email@example.com
Associate Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University
Postcolonial Theory and Literatures, Anticolonial Intellectual Movements, Arab American Studies.
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin (1992- 1997).
M.A Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Québec (1986-89).
B.A Department of French, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1982-85).
Introduction. The Arab American Issue. MELUS (Forthcoming 2006)
“The Cultural Politics of Arab American Literature. An Interview with Khaled Mattawa.” MELUS (Forthcoming 2006)
“Figurations of Martí.” Radical History Review 89 (Spring 2004): 191-98.
“Other Places: Said’s Map of the Middle East.” In Paradoxical Citizenship: Edward Said. Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD, 2006. 221-28.
Special Issue: “The Arab American Issue.” MELUS (forthcoming 2006).
Special Issue: “Terror Wars.” CR: the New Centennial Review 5.1 (Spring 2005).
Syrine C. Hout is Associate Professor of English at the American University of Beirut. Her publications include Viewing Europe from the Outside: Cultural Encounters and Critiques in the Eighteenth-Century Pseudo-Oriental Travelogue and the Nineteenth-Century ‘Voyage en Orient’ (1997), and chapters in Historicizing Christian Encounters with the Other (1998), Literature and Nation in the Middle East (2006), and Nadia Tuéni: Lebanon: Poems of Love and War (2006). Other articles have appeared in Utopian Studies, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Studies in Travel Writing, Studies in the Humanities, CEA Critic, and World Literature Today. Her interest in contemporary Lebanese writings produced in exile has resulted in studies on Rabih Alameddine, Tony Hanania, Hani Hammoud, Nada Awar Jarrar, Emily Nasrallah, Nadia Tueni, and Hanan Al-Shaykh. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelia Hyndman-Rizik is a third year PhD Student in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU. The title of her research is: “The Hadchiti Diaspora: A Multisited Ethnography set between Sydney and the Western United States”. In 2006 she conducted fieldwork in Sydney, Australia and in St.Louis Missouri, Butte, Montana and Portland, Oregon. She is principally interested in the comparative migration experience of immigrants from Hadchit, N.Lebanon to Australia and the US over a 120 year period. She is currently writing up her dissertation. E-mail: email@example.com
Thibaut Jaulin is a PhD student at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Aix-en-Provence (France). After a master thesis in 2001 about local politics in Bint Jbeil (South Lebanon), his doctoral research deal with the issues and the uses of emigration in the Lebanese political arena. He stayed in Beirut from 2002 until 2007 as associate researcher at the French Institute for the Near East (IFPO). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suad Joseph is Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis and Director of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program. Her research has focused on her native Lebanon, on the politicization of religion, on women in local communities, on women, family and state, and on questions of self, citizenship, and rights. Her current research is a long-term longitudinal study on how children in a village of Lebanon learn their notions of rights, responsibilities and citizenship in the aftermath of the Civil War.
She is founder and facilitator of the Arab Families Working Group (AFWG), a group of 15 scholars undertaking comparative, interdisciplinary research on Arab families in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and the United States. AFWG is completing Volume I of the AFWG edited series with Syracuse University Press. She is founder of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) and co-founder of AMEW's Journal for Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS) published by Indiana University Press. She is also founder and facilitator for the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo, the Lebanese American University, the University of California, Davis and Bir Zeit University Consortium. She is General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures . Her edited books include Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East (Syracuse, 2000), Intimate Selving in Arab Families (Syracuse, 1999). Her co-edited books include: Building Citizenship in Lebanon (Lebanese American University, 1999); Women and Citizenship in Lebanon (1999) and Women and Power in the Middle East (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001). E-mail: email@example.com
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gebran Karam is currently an associate professor of engineering at the Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon. Over the last two decades he has been involved in research, education, engineering, management consultancy, and civil advocacy. As a Lebanese emigrant-returnee he has co-founded the www.lebanese-abroad.com movement in March 2005, advocating the right to vote of the Lebanese residing abroad and has co-sponsored with Mrs. N. Abouzeid and Dr. C. Mallat an amendment to the election law to that effect. He is also a co-founder of the Lebanese Institute for Excellence in Government and a member of the political platform Al Multaqa.
Nadine Khalil is currently completing her Master’s thesis in anthropology at the American University of Beirut. Her study involves evaluating the spheres of cultural production by the Lebanese diasporic community in New York in terms of the way transnational forms of belonging can be mediated and how political consciousness and activism are deployed in aesthetic, visual language. E-mail: Khalil.firstname.lastname@example.org
Akram Khater is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University, and Director of International Programs.
A native of Lebanon, he earned a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of California, Berkeley, respectively. Before coming to Raleigh, he taught at Ball State University in Indiana. Professor Khater has contributed much to his field of Middle East History. His books include Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender and the Making of a Lebanese Middle Class, 1861-1921, and A History of the Middle East: A Sourcebook for the History of the Middle East and North Africa. Professor Khater has also contributed the Middle East and North Africa section to The World and Its People, a high school textbook. He has published a substantial number of articles and reviews, and has made conference presentations throughout the United States and overseas. He has been particularly active in bringing his expertise to audiences at North Carolina colleges, high schools, and churches. Professor Khater has been awarded a number of teaching accolades (Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Junior Faculty) and grants during his tenure at N.C. State, and has also obtained fellowships from the National Humanities Center, American Philosophical Society, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Foundation, Council of American Overseas Research Centers. His professional affiliations include the Middle East Studies Association, American Historical Association, Triangle Islamic Studies Group, and Mediterranean Studies Group, and the Chair of the Committee on Middle East Studies at NC State. He also sits on the editorial boards of several journals and book series. E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Maria Koinova is a post-doctoral research fellow at Cornell University and Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut (on leave). She obtained her Ph.D. from the European University Institutein Florence, Italy in 2005, and has held pre-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Koinova has several publications on minority-state relations in the Balkans and currently works on a comparative project, exploring the impact of diasporas on post-conflict reconstruction of deeply divided societies, with a particular focus on Lebanon and Kosovo. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mara A. Leichtman is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University. She has published articles and is working on a book manuscript on the Lebanese community in West Africa and Senegalese converts from Sunni to Shi'ite Islam. She is also co-editing a book (with Mamadou Diouf) entitled "Islam in Senegal: New Territories and Perspectives." Dr. Leichtman is beginning a new research project which will examine Shi'ite Muslim institutions in London, in particular the Khoei Foundation. E-mail: email@example.com
Isaac Xerxes Malki completed his BA at Pomona College, California, with highest honours. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for study in Damascus, Syria. Later he received an MPhil with distinction in Economic and Social History as a
Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is currently the Ioma Evans-Pritchard Research Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford, and is finishing his doctorate on the Lebanese in Ghana. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Saadi Nikro is currently Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Notre Dame University in Lebanon, he teaches courses in literary studies and histories of human thought. He earned his degrees in the School of Sociology at the University of New South Wales, and since then has been researching mainly in the area of literature in Australia, in postcolonial studies, as well as Arabic literature. E- mail: email@example.com
Greg Noble is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities and Languages and a senior member of the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney. His research interests include: youth, ethnicity and identity; multiculturalism and cultural diversity; material culture, consumption and subjectivity; and the sociology of intellectuals. He has published widely on various topics and is co-author of Kebabs, Kids, Cops and Crime: youth, ethnicity and crime (Pluto, 2000) and Bin Laden in the Suburbs (Institute of Criminology, 2003), and editor of the forthcoming Lines in the Sand: the Cronulla Riots and the Limits of Australian Multiculturalism (Institute of Criminology, 2007). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Mustafa F. Ozbilgin is Chair in Human Resource Management. Director, DECREE, Norwich Business School
I am a Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School. Having obtained a BA in Business Administration from Bosphorus University (Turkey) in 1993, I completed an MA in Human Resource Management and Development from Marmara University (Turkey) in 1995 and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Bristol (UK) in 1998. Since acquiring my doctorate, I have worked at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and University of Surrey (UK) as a lecturer and as a Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London. I was a visiting research fellow at CEPS-INSTEAD (Luxembourg) in 2002, the Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School (USA) in 2004 and the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training (Japan) in 2005.
My research focuses on equality, diversity, and fairness at work as well as careers from relational, comparative and international perspectives. My research revealed that 'belonging' and 'otherness' in employment are structured along gendered lines and these structures have material consequences such as unequal distribution of opportunities and constraints by sex. Further, I argue that organisational change programmes containing certain 'difficult' forms of equality and diversity issues, such as by religion and sexual orientation, serve as litmus tests through which the level of organisational commitment to equality can be judged. My current work on significant influences on careers of MBA students in Britain, Greece, Israel and Turkey demonstrates that there is a predominant belief between students across these countries of unhindered individual career choice free from structural constraints. I argued that this is an indication of how the predominant liberal ideology is internalised across a wide international geography in which individuals believe in free choice and absence of structural constraints such as discrimination and segregation in social and economic life.
I have authored and co-edited six books titled, Banking and Gender (2003, IB Tauris-Palgrave), International Human Resource Management (2004, Palgrave), Arts Marketing (2005, Elsevier) and Relational Perspectives in Organizational Studies (2006, Edward Elgar), Career Choice in Management and Entrepreneurship: a research companion (2007, Edward Elgar), and Global Diversity Managemet (Palgrave 2007). I have also published research papers in a wide range of academic and practitioner journals. I have extensive experience of research and consultancy in large employers in the public, private and voluntary service and manufacturing sector firms. The primary focus of these projects has been on management and organisation of equality and diversity at work. My detailed curriculum vitae and electronic copies of my papers are available at www.ozbilgin.net
Amy E. Rowe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University in England. She was awarded a Gates Scholarship by the Gates Cambridge Trust (established by an educational endowment from the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation) in an international competition in 2004. She conducted fieldwork in three Maronite Lebanese communities in New England for her dissertation in 2005-2006. Amy received her M.A. in theology from Harvard University (2001) and B.A. in anthropology and religious studies from Colby College (1999). E-mail: email@example.com
Nada Saghie is preparing a PhD in sociology at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). The subject of her thesis deals with the transnational political activities of the Lebanese community in Montreal. Her other fields of interest include ethnic identification, perceptions of social integration and the Algerian community in France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous (1956, Virginia/USA) has been an assistant
professor for political science and cultural studies at Notre Dame
University (NDU), Lebanon since 2001. He has also been a research
associate at the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC) since it
inception in 2003. He is both a scholar and social activist in the
fields of gender equality, election reform, minority and migrant rights
and post-colonial cultural studies. He has a MA in German
literature (1984) and a PhD in political science (1985) from the
Paris-Lodron-Universitaet Salzburg/Austria. email@example.com
Kristin Shamas is a PhD candidate in the department of communication at the University of Oklahoma. Her primary area of study is international and intercultural communication, with emphases on the Middle East and Arab America. Shamas wrote her Masters thesis on the history of Lebanese in Oklahoma and has continued to research communication between Lebanese in Lebanon and the U.S. Currently Shamas is residing in Lebanon on a Fulbright Hays doctoral dissertatation research grant. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daiva Stasiulis is Professor of Sociology at Carleton University where she has taught since 1983. Her research has focused on migration and citizenship, cultural diversity and racialization, and intersectional feminist theory. Her most recent book is (with A. Bakan), Negotiating Citizenship: Migrant Women in Canada and the Global System (University of Toronto, 2005). Prof. Stasiulis has consulted with the Canadian government on gendering immigration policy, and employment equity policy and she has served as the Chair of a UN Expert Group Meeting on Migrant Women. She has held lectureships in North America, India and Japan. Her most recent research is on multiple citizenship, with a case study of the Lebanese Diaspora in Canada and Australia, and she is working on a book on multiple migration (wherein people migrate and settle successively in different states). E-mail: email@example.com
Nadine Yehya-Abou Najm earned her Bachelor degree in Business Administration (2000) with distinction and her Masters degree in Business Administration (2001) from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She had a variety of internships with leading financial and marketing institutions such as 3M Gulf, Banque Du Liban, and Saudi Lebanese Bank. She also worked in Nigeria in procurement management and in Lebanon in marketing and development. Nadine is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy in International Public Relations with minors in Social Marketing and in Research Methods at Purdue University, USA. She also teaches a course on Fundamentals of Speech Communication at the same university. Nadine served on mutiple panels in USA on diveristy and Cultural issues.