May Seikaly

Department of CMLLC - Wayne State University .

Dr. May Seikaly is Associate Professor in Near Eastern Studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She received her Ph.D. from Oxford University and her M.A. from UCLA. Dr. Seikaly has taught history at Bahrain University and at UCLA prior to her current position. She is the author of Haifa: Transformation of an Arab Society 1918-1939 (I.B. Tauris, UK 1995/2000) translated into Arabic as Haifa alArabiyya 1918-1939 (Beirut 1997). In addition to articles on Palestinian issues, Dr. Seikaly has published on women’s political roles, particularly in the Arab Gulf. She has served on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Wayne State University Press Committee, the editorial committee of the Journal of Palestine Studies, the Albert Hourani Award Committee, and on the Task force for the Arab American Museum in Detroit. For several years, Dr. Seikaly has been involved in the collection and archiving of Arab memory through the use of oral documentation. Her current research is a study of women as agents of change in the Arabian Gulf using oral history as the tool of her research.

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
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