MENA Migrants and Diasporas in Twenty-First-Century Media

  • Waleed Mahdi University of Oklahoma
Keywords MENA, migrants, diaspora, media
Keywords MENA, migrants, diaspora, media

Abstract

Guest editor Waleed F. Mahdi's foreword for the special issue "MENA Migrants and Diasporas in Twenty-First-Century Media."

Author Biography

Waleed Mahdi, University of Oklahoma

Waleed F. Mahdi is Associate Professor of US–Arab cultural politics at the University of Oklahoma. He conducts research at the intersection of area studies and ethnic studies as he explores issues of cultural representation and identity politics in American, Arab, and Arab American contexts. Waleed is a recipient of several national and international awards, and his work appears in various peer-reviewed venues including American Quarterly, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Mashriq & Mahjar. Waleed’s recent book Arab Americans in Film: From Hollywood and Egyptian Stereotypes to Self-Representation (Syracuse University Press, 2020) examines how Arab American belonging is constructed, defined, and redefined across Hollywood, Egyptian, and Arab American cinemas. 

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Published
2022-06-21