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Call for Abstracts

Arab Studies Quarterly, the Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
The College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa
The Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa

A Joint Conference On

Politics, Media, Culture and the Middle East

October 22-23, 2021

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Arab Studies Quarterly, The Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (CIMES) at California State University, San Bernardino and the College of Social Sciences, at the University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa will hold a joint conference at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, commemorating the 42th anniversary of Arab Studies Quarterly.

The Conference theme, Politics, Media, Culture and the Middle East, will examine multiple subthemes, including:

  • Role of alternative news and social media outlets in providing different perspectives  
  • Scholarship focused on understanding media, including digital media, entertainment in their portrayal of Middle East issues.
  • Regional political and economic upheaval in a global context  

We welcome abstract submissions that educate and engage participants and scholars about this critical and timely topic. Both individual papers and panels are welcome.

Please submit your 250-word abstract and a short bio via email to Prof. Ibrahim Aoudé at by October 30, 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Nov. 15, 2020.

A selection of presented papers will be published in Arab Studies Quarterly.

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