Middle Eastern American identities

September 19, 2012
All Day
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies Room 120 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210


Over the course of the 20th century the numbers of Americans who trace their ancestry to the Middle East has grown substantially and their ranks have become far more diverse. Today, roughly half are Arab Americans and the other half are non-Arab, including Armenians, Iranians, Israelis, Turks, and others. The Middle Eastern umbrella category conceals a host of complex and multi-dimensional communities that challenge current notions about pan-ethnic identity.

To Register (Deadline ended: September 10, 2012)



Part 1: Middle Eastern Americans: Subethnic, Ethnic or Pan-ethnic?

Mehdi Bozorgmehr
Department of Sociology
Middle East and Middle East American Center
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Time: 12:00 pm

Part 2: Teaching About Middle Eastern Americans

Jonathan Friedlander
UCLA and Middle Eastern American Resources Online (MEARO)
Time: 1:30 pm

Part 3: Film Screening followed by Q&A session

Time: 3:00 pm

For more information about this or other activities, please get in contact with the Middle East Studies Center, 614-292-5897, mesc@osu.edu.

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