Diaspora & Refugees

AMES courses and faculty research adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring refugee movements, immigration, and global diasporas in the Middle East and Asia. Faculty are committed particularly to cross-regional analyses of migrant flows—and corresponding questions of adaptation, assimilation, and settlement. Faculty research focuses on refugees fleeing war, interactions between colonizers and colonized, immigration to the United States and the Americas, and the Jewish and Palestinian diasporas. Faculty particularly look at cultural artifacts documenting and analyzing the implications of these migratory flows.

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Eileen C Chow

Lecturing Fellow* of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Maha Houssami

Lecturer of Arabic Language in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Nayoung Aimee Kwon

Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Ellen McLarney

Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Carlos Rojas

Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director of Graduate Studies