From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Anthony Alessandrini, Bassam Haddad, Maren Milligan, and Suzanne Saleeby
Since September 2001, the term “Islam” has proliferated throughout Western media and popular culture. In recent months, there has been a particular level of hysteria to media and cultural discourses surrounding “Islam” in the West. Reports on ISIS, including debates about whether ISIS is “really” Islamic or not really Islamic; analyses of secularism and Islam in France, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack; increased attention to the prevalence and viciousness of hate ...Keep Reading »
Once again this year, as the editors of the New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) Page, we have been honored to have the opportunity to feature an astonishing range of books, articles, special issues of journals, and films for Jadaliyya readers in 2014. With authors generously agreeing to discuss their new works, offer background information on their research, and allow us to post excerpts from their books and articles, we have been able to offer first looks at some of the most ...Keep Reading »
As we head back into the school year, Jadaliyya would like to remind you of some of the most creative and groundbreaking works in Middle East studies that we have featured in our New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) Page during the year 2013-2014. Whether you are an instructor thinking about texts for the fall or a student doing research, you will find a wealth of interviews about and excerpts from works across a range of topics and disciplines. You might also want to ...Keep Reading »
As we head into the summer, Jadaliyya would like to remind you of some of the most creative and groundbreaking works in Middle East studies that we have featured in our New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) page during the 2013-2014 academic year. Whether you are an instructor thinking about texts for the fall, a student doing research, or a reader making a summer reading list, you will find a wealth of interviews about and excerpts from works across a range of topics and ...Keep Reading »
With the spring semester coming to an end, we wanted to take an opportunity to remind you of some of the amazing NEWTON posts we have posted since January that you might have missed the first time around—especially those of you starting to think about your summer reading list. If you wish to recommend a book or peer-reviewed article for a feature in NEWTON, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Niki Akhavan, Electronic Iran: The Cultural Politics of an Online ...Keep Reading »
Anthony Alessandrini is an associate professor of English at Kingsborough Community College-City University of New York and the MA Program in Middle Eastern Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where he is also a member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. He is the author of Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different (Lexington, 2014); the editor of Frantz Fanon: Critical Perspectives; and the co-editor of the JadMag special issue "Resistance Everywhere": The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey. Recent articles have appeared in Foucault Studies, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, and Reconstruction. He is a Co-Editor of Jadaliyya E-Zine and co-edits the Reviews Page, the NEWTON Page, and the Turkey Page.
Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011). Bassam is currently editing a volume on Teaching the Middle East After the Arab Uprisings, a book manuscript on pedagogical and theoretical approaches. His most recent books include two co-edited volumes: Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (Pluto Press, 2012) and Mediating the Arab Uprisings (Tadween Publishing, 2013). Bassam serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal a peer-reviewed research publication and is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of the critically acclaimed film series, Arabs and Terrorism, based on extensive field research/interviews. More recently, he directed a film on Arab/Muslim immigrants in Europe, titled The "Other" Threat. Bassam is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and serves on the Editorial Committee of Middle East Report. He is the Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute, an umbrella for five organizations dealing with knowledge production on the Middle East and Founding Editor of Tadween Publishing.
Maren Milligan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science/Middle East Studies on joint appointment at Davidson College/Queens University. Her manuscript, "Power-sharing or Power-hoarding? Conflict and Democratic Breakdown in Nigeria and Lebanon," argues that rather than mitigating conflict, power-sharing actually causes conflict and prevents democratization. Her work on institutions, identity, democratization and conflict appears in Comparative Politics, Middle East Report, ISIM, and Sada. She has worked for a variety of NGOs in the US and overseas including the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) as well as consulted for the UN. She is co-editor of Jadaliyya's Reviews and NEWTON pages.
Suzanne Saleeby received her Master of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University in 2011. Recently, she has worked in international development in Washington, DC, and contributed to Jadaliyya's Syria Page. She has studied in Syria, Jordan, and Spain. A Lebanese-American, Suzanne's research interests focus on issues of refugees, migration, and Arab diasporas. Suzanne is a co-editor of Jadaliyya's NEWTON Page. She is also the coordinator for a growing think tanks database, a component of the Arab Studies Institute's Knowledge Production Project.