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Nov 28, 2023

Muslim Pioneers in Canada’s North

How do Muslims live Islam in Arctic Canada, so distant from its cradle? How do they foster a sense of home and belonging in these distinctive surroundings that challenge their religious practice in manifold ways? One such strategy of homemaking and rooting the community within its locality is the construction of mosques. In recent years,… 

Nov 17, 2023

Announcement: Undergraduate Summer Internship

The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is pleased to announce the first paid undergraduate summer internship position. Two undergraduate researchers will be selected to join the Khayrallah Center for an 8-week program dedicated to educating participants in the professional application of humanities scholarship, especially as it pertains to the history of Arab Americans. These… 

Oct 20, 2023

The Health Consequences of Researching our Family and Community History

In 1992, I was thirty-nine years old, living in Sydney, Australia, when my father died in South Africa. I was heartbroken, as most migrants are with the loss of significant others overseas. I began dedicated research into my family history. Every week I faxed ten questions to my mother; for example: When and where was… 

Sep 4, 2023

Arab American Labor – اليد العاملة العربية الأمريكية

The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is thrilled to announce the release of a six-part series on the Arab American Labor movement in the early 20th century. The digital exhibit reclaims these hidden stories by outlining their struggle to support their families through racial animosity, economic turmoil, and a quickly evolving industrial landscape.  Developed… 

May 26, 2023

Turath K-12 Lesson Plans on Lebanese Migration History

The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, in partnership with the Lebanese Association for History, is thrilled to announce the release of two comprehensive pedagogical K-12 lesson plans dedicated to the history of Lebanese migration. 

2023 Khayrallah Prize graphic

May 26, 2023

2023 Khayrallah Prize Now Open

The Khayrallah Center is now accepting applications for its 2023 Khayrallah Prize competition. The Khayrallah Prize recognizes the best artistic expressions of Lebanon and the Lebanese Diaspora for two categories: Audio-visual and Written work. 

Alixa Naff w/ students

May 26, 2023

2023 Alixa Naff Prize Now Open

The Khayrallah Center is now accpeting applications for the 2023 Alixa Naff Prize competition. The Alixa Naff Migration Studies Prize recognizes outstanding scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on Middle East and North African migration and diasporas. 

Apr 27, 2023

Ameen Rihani and Zoe Norris: Cross-Cultural Friendship of Writers at the Ragged Edge

In the early 1900s, two self-invented writers in New York, Kentucky-born Zoe Anderson Norris (1860-1914) and Lebanon native Ameen Rihani (1876-1940), forged an improbable but enduring friendship. 

Feb 22, 2023

Visible at Last

In writing our lives, we find a starting point in a memory or an experience, something we feel it is important to document. As a child, growing up under apartheid in South Africa, there were things I observed for which I had no words.  

Feb 13, 2023

Pascale Seigneurie Wins 2022 Khayrallah Prize

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that the 2022 Khayrallah Prize was awarded to Pascale Seigneurie for her film, Roadblock, directed by Dahlia Nemlich and produced by Marine Vaillant.