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John Tofik Karam
New Texts Out Now: John Tofik Karam, On the Trail and Trial of a Palestinian Diaspora: Mapping South America in the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1967–1972
John Tofik Karam, "On the Trail and Trial of a Palestinian Diaspora: Mapping South America in the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1967–1972." Journal of Latin American Studies 45.5 (November 2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? John Tofik Karam (JTK): I didn’t set out to do the kind of research that resulted in this article. I was on leave in 2008-9, during which time I worked in some archives in Asunción, Paraguay for my current book project on Arab ...Keep Reading »
John Tofik Karam is an associate professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University. His research and teaching interests include ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, Brazil, and what he calls "the Arab Americas." His book Another Arabesque: Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil (Temple, 2007) won the 2007 Arab American National Museum Book Award in the non-fiction category as well as the 2008 Brazilian Studies Association's Roberto Reis Award. His articles have appeared in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, as well as the edited volume of Arabs in the Americas. Currently, he is carrying out research on cross-border mobilizations organized or supported by Arab immigrants and their descendants in the neighboring cities of Foz do Iguaçu and Ciudad del Este along the tri-national border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.