Cairo’s charitable water fountains are proliferating as locals respond to increasing thermal discomfort due to climate change.
Residents of Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı neighborhood engaged in relationship-making to survive rapid urban transformation. Now, they use the same strategy to sustain communities through COVID-19.
Although Copts are often hailed as the exemplary Christian victims of Islamic terrorism, they encounter the same targeted profiling and hate crimes as American Muslims, racialized and securitized after 9/11.
The deteriorating security situation in Yemen poses methodological and practical challenges. But, research and scholarship is possible.
Even after 15 years of teaching literature on the Arabian Peninsula, I still worry about finding the right texts for my students. They are majoring in English language, not literature, so I don’t have to cover any kind of canon. I just need good stories, plays, and poems that will help improve their English by giving them a chance to read, write, talk, and think.