Current Projects

Current Book Project

  • 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 with Oxford University Press.
  • Articles in Preparation

  • “The Factory and the Cafe,” on women factory workers and gender anxieties in the interwar Syrian mahjar.
  • “Labor in the Arab Atlantic,” on Middle Eastern labor migration and migrant workers in global perspective. Forthcoming with the Oxford Reference Encyclopedia (ORE) of American History.
  • Emerging Research

  • Syrian labor migration, esp. weaving, textiles, and trade unionism
  • Data mining: Syrian detainees at the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Assyrian migrants and refugees in the United States, esp. in California