Middle East Studies

Racialization and Racism in the Middle East and its Diasporas

Within Middle East Studies, we are intimately familiar with grinding generational struggles for dignity and freedom of colonized, occupied, disenfranchised and oppressed people in the Middle East. Yet the history of slavery and racism within the region has remained understudied, and not sufficiently engaged with. This initiative, co-organized and led by professors Nadje Al-Ali and Beshara Doumaniand supported by Africana Studies, is committed to to initiating internal conversations and dialogue within Brown and Middle East studies more broadly and to organizing activities which engage with the global issues of structural racism and exploitation.