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University of California Davis
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Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, migration, diaspora, displacement, refugees, travel restriction, deportation, Islamophobia, ethnicity and nationalism, labor migration
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About Me

I am a historian of Middle Eastern migration, specializing in migrant/diasporic politics in modern Syria and Lebanon, and Assistant Professor of history at the University of California, Davis. My recent publications focus in on Arab migration to the Americas (both North and Latin America), but my larger scholarly interests include migrant smuggling, detention/deportation, border construction and the production of “illegal” immigration, and refugees in/from the Arab Middle East, particularly Syria.

My first book, Between the Ottomans and the Entente, is a history of the First World War from the perspective of the Syrian diaspora. It was published by Oxford University Press in 2019, and was recently featured on New Books Network and the Ottoman History Podcast. I am currently researching a new project on Arab labor migration in Brazil.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Syria, Lebanon, Brazil, United States, Argentina
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Human Rights, Labor, Migration & Immigration, Race, World War I