Call for chapters for The Arab Diaspora: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This is a call for papers for an edited volume on the Arab diaspora will include an interdisciplinary approach to allow for linguistic, cultural, historical, political, anthropological and socioeconomic perspectives. This call is to request contributions about the Arab diaspora in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the United States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Africa, and Australia among other locations. We welcome contributions that include a variety of methods employed in the social sciences and humanities, to examine various aspects of the Arab diaspora. We also welcome would contributions on the Arab diaspora from various parts of the Arab world: the Levant, the Maghreb, and the Arabian Peninsula. The edited volume will be published by Lexington Books.

We encourage scholars to explore the following in a call for papers (the list is not restricted to these topics, however):

• The role of religion in communities of the Arab diaspora
• The international relations influence between host and home countries
• The role of media in the acculturation process for Arab immigrants
• The negotiation of gender roles among Arab immigrants
• The importance of the Arab identity in political affiliations in their host societies
• Examinations of the Arab reaction to political leaders
• Regional comparison of the histories of Arab diaspora and how it relates to public attitudes in these countries regarding specific topics
• Big data analyses of expressions of Arab Diaspora identities on social media
• Arab Diaspora in Persia and other non-Western contexts
• Factors that distinguish between rituals that are perpetuated among the Arab diaspora
• Arab diaspora and LGBTQI

Double-spaced proposals and abstracts (250-500-words limit) should be sent to mideastmedia@vcu.edu by October 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. You should also include a title page with name, institutional affiliation, and bio of no more than 150 words. First draft of accepted chapters should be received by March 9, 2020 at 5p.m. and should not exceed 6,500 words including references and tables.
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About the Editors:

Dr. Mariam F. Alkazemi is an assistant professor of public relations Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an international media scholar, with a focus on the Middle East. Her publications have involved topics such as censorship, terrorism and honor-based violence. E-mail: mfalkazemi@vcu.edu

An educator, researcher, and program evaluation specialist, Dr. Claudia Youakim holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, and Certification in Gender Studies from the University of Florida. Her primary research focuses on race and ethnic relations, and acculturation patterns among immigrant communities. Particularly, she focuses on Arab American millennials who are children of immigrants, their social networks, and identity development processes. E-mail: cyou824@gmail.com

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