The APSA MENA Newsletter is a biannual publication co-edited by two alumni fellows. Co-editors for 2016-2018 are Abdul-Wahab Kayyali (George Washington University, USA) and May Darwich (Durham University, UK). The alumni newsletter publishes short pieces addressing the variety of methodological, theoretical, empirical, and ethical concerns reflected in the study of the MENA region. More importantly, it aims to build a community that connects junior researchers and encourages dialogue, engagement, and conversation between different disciplines and fields in the study of the MENA region. Submissions of approximately 1,000 words, personal/professional announcements for the “Alumni News and Publications” section, and suggestions for future issues of the newsletter can be e-mailed to the co-editors at

A Call for Submissions for the Spring 2018 issue will be announced shortly. Submissions and inquiries should be e-mailed to

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The APSA MENA Newsletter is an open publication. Past issues are available here: