CfProposals (New Book Series): "Refugees and Migrants within the Middle East" book series American University of Cairo Press

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Dear colleagues,

I am happy to announce the emergence of a new interdisciplinary book series on migration in the modern Middle East, and hope that you will consider this series for your projects or share it with colleagues, friends, and students. In "Refugees and Migrants within the Middle East," we aim to publish new research on refugees, migrants, and other sorts of mobility to and within the Middle East/North Africa region. The goal is to expand the repertoires of migration and refugee histories in Middle East studies and coalesce these works in a series that can be distributed to readers in the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Below, please find our series description and submission information. Do you have a project that might be a great fit? Please email me and let's talk!

Many thanks,

Stacy Fahrenthold (UC Davis)

New Book Series: Refugees and Migrants within the Middle East Series

Announcement and Call for Proposals


Series Editors: Dawn Chatty (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford); Stacy D. Fahrenthold (University of California Davis); Annika Rabo (University of Stockholm)


Description: This series explores new research on refugees and migrants within the Middle East and North Africa, drawing largely from Anthropology, History, Geography, Sociology, and Political Science. Refugees and Migrants within the Middle East seeks to present some of the most innovative work on displacement and mobility coming out of Middle Eastern studies.  It targets work on the legacies of migration on the region, the agency and humanity of refugees, and their resistance to silencing. Both migrants and refugees navigate the fraught spaces between legal regimes, operating in liminal spaces as ‘guests’ or exiles in contexts of statelessness, and securitization of borders. This series aims to reclaim their agency through examinations of, among other topics, livelihoods; advocacy; cultural production; social movements; and resilience and resistance. Together, the titles in this series will offer vital understanding of the complex role that mobility plays in the Middle East and North Africa.



Submission information: we are seeking several proposals and anticipate launching this book series with 3-4 concurrent titles that reflect the field's theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary diversity. Proposals can be sent to Stacy Fahrenthold at Proposal information can be viewed at this link:


Queries can be sent to Stacy Fahrenthold at