Scholarship, Service, Solidarity

Message from the MES president Trump’s presidency recalls past eras of US militarism and anti-Muslim bigotry, but also presents new political and scholarly crises and opportunities for people and scholars of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MES scholars have been responding by forging new resources and connections. A scholarly collaborative of Su’ad Abdul […]

Working at a Döner Kebab Shop

My research in Strasbourg, France, explores how Muslim Turkish men negotiate where they go and what they do when they go out in a borderland that generates moral anxieties. Initially, I expected research to take place in venues where my interlocutors socialized, and not workspaces. Most migrant men, however, worked long hours and extra days—leaving […]