Understanding Middle Eastern Millennials through Literature, Culture, and the Media


Tucson, AZ



August 4, 2019 - August 10, 2019 (1 week)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience



Understanding Middle Eastern Millennials through Literature, Culture, and Media is a one-week institute that will engage 28 community college and university educators in study of Middle East diversity and change. Through a variety of humanities disciplines (history, literature, gender studies, religion, the arts, media) and different sources of information (scholarly articles, book chapters, films, lectures by renowned scholars) participants will explore diverse perspectives on many complex issues facing the contemporary Middle East. The focus on youth, who make up 60 percent of the population of most Middle Eastern countries, provides important insights into those societies and the transformations they are undergoing.

Project Director(s)

Lisa Adeli; Maha Nassar

Visiting Faculty

Aomar Boum; Maha Nassar; Benjamin Fortna; Brian Silverstein; Leila Hudson; Julie Ellison-Speight; Anne Betteridge; Denis Provencher; Lisa Adeli; Daniel Asia (with Aryeh Tepper); Scott Lucas; Sama Al Shaibi

Grantee Institution

University of Arizona

Funded through the Division of Education Programs