Between the Ottomans and the Entente: the First World War in the Syrian Diaspora, 1908- 1922. A social history of transnational political activism in the Syrian and Lebanese diaspora from the Young Turk Revolution through the early French Mandates. Under contract to Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

“Former Ottomans in the ranks: pro-Entente military recruitment among Syrians in the Americas, 1916–1918.” Journal of Global History 11, no. 1 (March 2016): 88-112. Full text.

“Sound Minds in Sound Bodies: Transnational Philanthropy and Patriotic Masculinity in al-Nadi al-Homsi and Syrian Brazil, 1920–1932.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 46, no. 2 (May 2014): 259-283. Full text.

“Transnational Modes and Media: The Syrian Press in the Mahjar and Emigrant Activism during World War I.” Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies 1, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 32-57. Full text.

Selected Short-Form Writings

“An archaeology of rare books in Arab Atlantic history.” Journal of American Ethnic History 37, no 3 (Spring 2018): 77-83. Full text.

Teaching Migrant and Refugee Histories in the Shadow of Trump,” IEHS Online: the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Website, 27 March 2017.

What we can learn from America’s Other Muslim Ban (back in 1918),” Tropics of Meta: Historiography for the Masses, 8 February 2017.

Contributor to Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals, and Belligerents during the First World War Sourcebook, King’s College London/Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), November 2016.

The Other Arab Revolt: on Syrian Mobilization at the Microlevel.” World War I in the Middle East and North Africa National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar web project, hosted by Georgetown University. Summer 2014.

Selected Edited Collections

“The Syrian and Lebanese American Federation: a Case for Connection.” In Connections and Ruptures: America and the Middle East, edited by Robert Myers, 273-288. Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 2011.

“Mother Syria and Syrian Motherhood: Imagining Mahjar Nationality between Ideal and Real.” Zaytoon Graduate Student Journal 1 (Spring 2009), 5-16.

Selected Book Reviews

Review of The War with the Ottoman Empire, by Jeffrey Grey. International Journal of Turkish Studies 23, no. 1/2, (2017), 126-128.

Review of Crescent Over Another Horizon: Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino USA, edited by María Narbona, Paulo Pinto, and John Karam. Journal of American Ethnic History 36, no. 4 (2017), 100-102.

Review of Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East, by Dawn Chatty. Syrian Studies Association Bulletin 16, no. 2 (2011).


Making Nations, in the Mahjar: Syrian and Lebanese Long-Distance Nationalisms in New York City, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires, 1913–1929. Northeastern, 2014.  Awarded the 2016 Syrian Studies Association Outstanding Dissertation Prize.    Full text.