Dr. Ella Fratantuono Appointed as Co-Editor for Mashriq & Mahjar


Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Ella Fratantuono as the journal’s new co-editor. The appointment is effective immediately.

Ella Fratantuono is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research and teaching focus on the Ottoman Empire, the Modern Middle East, state-building, migration, and genocide. Her recently published book, Governing Migration in the Late Ottoman Empire (Edinburgh University Press, 2024), traces the emergence and development of a modern Ottoman migration regime during the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century global era of mass migration. Her work has appeared in venues including the Journal of Genocide Research, Border Criminologies, and History Compass.

Fratantuono has served as a member of the Mashriq & Mahjar editorial board for many years. Most recently, she co-edited a special issue for the journal, “Children and Youth Migrants in Middle East and North African History,” which began publication in June 2024. Fratantuono has been instrumental in ensuring the journal’s upstanding scholarship and continued growth, and we are privileged to benefit from her continued guidance and expertise. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Fratantuono!