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Akram Fouad Khater
New Texts Out Now: Akram Khater, Embracing the Divine: Gender, Passion, and Politics in the Christian Middle East
Akram Fouad Khater, Embracing the Divine: Gender, Passion, and Politics in the Christian Middle East. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Akram Khater (AK): This book was partly a happenstance, and came partly out of a keen awareness of a gaping hole in Middle Eastern scholarship. The happenstance is common enough in scholarly research. Tired of the texts I was reading at the Bibliotheque Nationale for my PhD ...Keep Reading »
Akram Fouad Khater is professor of history and director of Middle East studies and of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Embracing the Divine: Gender, Passion, and Politics in the Christian Middle East; Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870–1920; and Sources in the History of the Middle East. Currently, he is producing a PBS documentary on the history of the Lebanese community in North Carolina. He sits on the editorial boards of several journals, including the International Journal of Middle East Studies.
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