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May 21, 2024

The Migration of Hanna Gaith

The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is excited to announce the release of The Migration of Hanna Gaith, a digital humanities project that traces Hanna’s journey to “Amirka” in 1904. Hanna Gaith left behind a detailed, handwritten diary that tells the story of his migration patterns, his desire to leave Yabroud (located in modern-day… 

Mar 25, 2024

Middle East Migration Studies: Taking Stock, Plotting New Paths

The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies in conjunction with the editors of the Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies will host a workshop that seeks to offer critical reflections on the core debates and methodologies of MENA migration studies and open up new avenues for research on May 15-17,… 

2023 Khayrallah Prize Logo

Mar 11, 2024

The 2023 Khayrallah Prize Winners

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that the 2023 Khayrallah Prize for Best Visual Work is awarded to Sélim Saab for Toxic Hope. The 2023 Khayrallah Prize for Best Literary Work is awarded to Ghassan Zeineddine for Dearborn, published in 2023 by Tin House. Both recipients will receive a monetary award of $5,000. In its eighth… 

Feb 12, 2024

Khayrallah Center Announces 2023 Winner of Alixa Naff Prize

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce the winner and honorable mention of the 2023 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies. The annual prize recognizes outstanding scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on Middle East migrations, refugees, and diasporas. From a strong group of applicants, this year the selection committee awarded one prize and one honorable mention. Book Prize Winner: Dr. Melissa… 

Large group photo in black and white

Dec 8, 2023

Announcement: Index of Arab American Archives

This project is produced through a collaboration between the Arab American National Museum, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, and Dr. Maria Curtis at The University of Houston-Clear Lake. It is funded through a generous grant from the NHPRC. The Index of Arab American Archives offers a singular gateway for researchers to learn about and access the… 

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… 

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.