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MEARO was established in response to the growing interest and need to incorporate Middle Eastern Americans into the study of American society and culture, past and present. The project is grounded on the rich and significant body of scholarship and literature produced over a course of more than a century. The following individuals contributed to the making of MEARO:   

   Associated Members

Anny Bakalian

Sociology - Immigration & Ethnic Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY

Rahul Bhushan

Website and Graphic Design

Mehdi Bozorgmehr

Sociology - Immigration & Ethnic Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY

Mark Elinson

Instruction - History, Rights Educators Network

Erik Friedl

Videography - Filmmaking

Jonathan Friedlander

History - Photography, UCLA

Steve Gold

Sociology - Photography, Michigan State University

David Hirsch

Library - Collections & Archives, UCLA

Mark Newman

History - Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University

Gregory Orfalea

Literature - Creative Writing, Georgetown University 

Barbara Petzen

Education - Training, Middle East Policy Council

 Steven Williams

History - Instructional Media, CSU Dominguez Hills

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The Last Harvest
The Last Harvest: The Yemenis of the San Joaquin


Voices from the Heartland
Voices From The heartland: Young Yemeni Americans Speak


Middle Eastern American Youth

MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICAN IDENTITIES: MEARO co-founders interviewed on PBS/WOSU