LILY PEARL BALLOFFET, Argentina in the Global Middle East (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020)


  • Christina Civantos University of Miami



migration studies, Arab immigration, global Middle East, Argentina, South-South relations

Author Biography

Christina Civantos, University of Miami

Christina Civantos (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami, Florida) is a comparatist who works on Hispanic and Arabic literary and cultural studies, with a focus on migration, empire, and historical memory, often within a transatlantic framework. She is the author of Between Argentines and Arabs: Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity (SUNY Press, 2006) and The Afterlife of al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives (SUNY Press, 2017), as well as numerous essays.


Civantos, Christina. Between Argentines and Arabs: Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006.

del Mar Logroño Narbona, María. The Development of Nationalist Identities in French Syria and Lebanon: A Transnational Dialogue with Arab Immigrants to Argentina and Brazil, 1915–1929. Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007.

Fahrenthold, Stacy. Between the Ottomans and the Entente: The First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora, 1908–1925. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Hyland, Steven. More Argentine Than You: Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Karam, John Tofik. Manifold Destiny: Arabs at an American Crossroads of Exceptional Rule. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2020.

Montenegro, Sylvia. “Alawi Muslims in Argentina: Religious and Political Identity in the Diaspora.” Contemporary Islam 12, no. 1 (April 2018): 23–38.

Pastor, Camila. The Mexican Mahjar: Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs Under the French Mandate. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017.