This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-6, more than 60 scholars of Arab American studies from across the globe will gather at the Arab American National Museum to share research and ideas, and to honor Dr. Michael W. Suleiman (1934-2010), founding scholar in the field. The conference, "Contemporary Research in Arab American Studies: New Trends & Critical Perspectives," will feature new critical responses to the continued stereotyping of Arabs in the post-9/11 era, among other topics.

Presentations from Evelyn Alsutany, curator of Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes, and from exhibit advisory committee members Amira Jarmakani, Salah Hassan, and Ella Shohat will feature topics related to Orientalism and media and literary representations of Arabs. In addition, Jack Shaheen, prolific scholar of Hollywood’s Arab stereotypes, will deliver the keynote address on Friday afternoon.

The conference is open to the public. More information and registration is available HERE.