17 June 2017- my interview with CSPAN3’s American History TV ran today on Syrian migrants in the United States during the First World War. The interview took place at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in April in a series of tapings to commemorate the centenary of… Read More
10 March 2017: I recently did some research consulting with a content provider for AJ+ for the first part of his series on Syrian immigration to Boston. The film short is out now and does an excellent job of capturing some of the earliest moments… Read More
8 February 2017: Tropics of Meta: Historiography for the Masses has published my brief piece on Donald Trump’s 2017 Executive Order in relationship to the first “Muslim Ban” in American history: Pres. Woodrow Wilson’s Executive Order 2932 (1918). The piece can be read at this link: https://tropicsofmeta.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/what-we-can-learn-from-americas-other-muslim-ban-back-in-1918/ From the… Read More
1 February 2017: Trump’s January 27 Executive Order, colloquially understood as the #MuslimBan, sparked immediate protest at airports and initiated a series of federal court challenges which are ongoing. As a scholar of Middle Eastern migration I am watching these developments with trepidation. I have… Read More
22 December 2016: Fresno-area media outlet interviewed me for a short web video on the Syrian conflict and refugee resettlement in the Central Valley. The piece appears on GVWire.com and will be the first in a series dedicated to the covering Syrian asylees in Fresno. The… Read More
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30 May 2016: last November I met with asylum officers at US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to give a historical briefing of the Syrian conflict and to discuss the Syrian refugee movement. The meeting was facilitated by UC Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies,… Read More