Publications

Books 

  • Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora. Co-edited volume with Ella Shohat. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, February 2013, 334 pages.
  • Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation After 9/11. New York: New York University Press. Series: Critical Cultural Communication (Series Editors: Kent Ono and Sarah Banet-Weiser), August 2012, 227 pages.
  • Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging. Co-edited volume with Rabab Abdulhadi and Nadine Naber, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011, 389 pages. Winner of the Arab American National Museum’s Evelyn Shakir Book Award. Based on a substantial revision of “Gender, Nation, and Belonging: Arab and Arab American Feminist Perspectives,” MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, co-edited Journal Issue with Nadine Naber and Rabab Abdulhadi, Volume 5, Spring 2005.

 Exhibit

  • Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes. Guest Curator of online exhibit at the Arab American National Museum, launched May 2011: www.arabstereotypes.org.

Journal Articles

  • “The Cultural Politics of Islam in U.S. Reality Television,” Communication, Culture and Critique, published online August 2015; in print Volume 9 (2016), 595-613.
  • “Selling American Diversity and Muslim American Identity Through Non-Profit Advertising Post-9/11,” American Quarterly, Vol. 59, No. 3 (September 2007): 593-622. This special journal issue has been published as a book: Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States, R. Marie Griffith and Melani McAlister, eds., Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, 67-96.
  • “Arab and Arab American Feminisms: An Introduction,” Co-authored with Rabab Abdulhadi and Nadine Naber in “Nation, Gender, and Belonging: Arab/Arab-American Feminist Perspectives,” MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 5, Spring 2005, 7-24. Co-edited journal issue.

Book Chapters

  • “Real Time with Bill Maher and the Good Muslims of Liberal Multiculturalism,” Muslims and Contemporary U.S. Politics, Mohammad Khalil, Ed., Harvard University Press, forthcoming.
  • “How Stereotypes Persist Despite Innovations in Media Representations,” With Stones in Our Hands, Junaid Rana and Sohail Daulatzai, Eds., University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming.
  • “Arab Americans, Arabs, Muslims,” Routledge Companion to Media and Race, Christopher Campbell, Eds. New York: Routledge, 2017, 241-249.
  • “Arabs and Muslims in the U.S.-American Media Before and After 9/11,” in Media and Minorities: Questions of Representation from an International Perspective, Georg Ruhrmann, Peter Widmann, and Yasemin Shoman, Eds., Göttigen, Germany: Vandenhoech & Ruprecht, 2016, 104-117.
  • “Representations of Arabs and Muslims in Post-9/11 TV Dramas,” The Colorblind Screen: Race and Television in Contemporary America, Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner, Eds., 2014, 140-166.
  • 24: Challenging Stereotypes,” How to Watch Television, Jason Mittell and Ethan Thompson, eds. New York: New York University Press, 2013, 85-93.
  • “The Cultural Politics of ‘the Middle East’ in the Americas: Towards a Postcolonial Diasporic Reading,” co-authored with Ella Shohat in Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora, Evelyn Alsultany and Ella Shohat, eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013, 3-41.
  • “From Arab Terrorists to Patriotic Americans: Representational Strategies in Post-9/11 TV Dramas,” in Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora, Evelyn Alsultany and Ella Shohat, eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013, 153-175.
  • “Representations: Visual Arts: Television: United States of America,” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Suad Joseph, Ed. Brill Online, 2012, 9 pages.
  • “Arab and Arab American Feminisms: An Introduction,” Co-authored with Rabab Abdulhadi and Nadine Naber in Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging, Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber, eds. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011, xix-xxxix. An earlier version appeared in “Nation, Gender, and Belonging: Arab/Arab-American Feminist Perspectives,” MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 5, Spring 2005, 7-24.
  • “The Prime Time Plight of Arab-Muslim-Americans After 9/11: Configurations of Race and Nation in TV Dramas,” Race and Arab Americans Before and After September 11th: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects, Nadine Naber & Amaney Jamal, eds., Syracuse University Press, 2007, 204-228.
  • “From Ambiguity to Abjection: Iraqi-Americans Negotiating Race in the United States,” The Arab Diaspora: Voices of an Anguished Scream, Zahia Smail Salhi and Ian Richard Netton, eds., London: Routledge, 2006, 127-142.
  • “Towards a Multiethnic Cartography: Multiethnic Identity, Mono-Racial Cultural Logic, and Popular Culture,” Mixing it Up: Multiracial Subjects, Kenneth Speirs and SanSan Kwan, eds., Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004, 141-162.

Other Publications

  • “Dr. Jack Shaheen Established an Entire Field of Study, 1935-2017,” Blog post, Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes, July 11, 2017, http://arabstereotypes.org/blog/201707/11-436
  • Section co-editor with Louise Cainkar and Pauline Homsi Vinson, of special journal section, New Directions in Arab American Studies, Mashriq and Mahjar, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2016.
  • “Reclaiming Identity Online: An Interview with Evelyn Alsultany, Jane Abell, American Anthropologist, Vol. 118, Issue 1, March 2016, 161-165.
  • “Representations of Arabs, Muslims, and Iranians in an Era of Complex Characters and Storylines,” Film Criticism Journal, Volume 40, Issue 1, 2016, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/f/fc/13761232.0040.102?view=text;rgn=main.
  • “Muslims are facing a civil rights crisis in America,” The Washington Post, November 11, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/11/11/muslims-are-facing-a-civil-rights-crisis-in-america/
  • Tyrant: How a TV drama with so much potential to challenge stereotypes ends up reinscribing them, Afkar/Ideas, Institute Européen de la Méditeranée, No. 46, Summer 2015, 75-77.
  • “Black Feminism Is: Reflections on the Black Feminist Think Tank Symposium,” written by Sherie Randolph and Erica Edwards (with a paragraph contribution from me), Jadaliyya, April 19, 2015, http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/21428/black-feminism-is_reflections-on-the-black-feminis
  • “Beyond Intent: Why We Need a New Paradigm to Think about Racialized Violence,” From the Square (NYU Press’ Blog), February 17, 2015, http://www.fromthesquare.org/?p=7165
  • “How Stereotypes Gain Their Power: Alsultany on Hollywood’s Arabs and Muslims,” Interviewed by Kristyn Acho, Arab American Institute, December 9, 2014, http://www.aaiusa.org/blog/entry/how-stereotypes-gain-their-power-alsultany-on-hollywoods-arabs-and-muslims/
  • “Stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims Persists after 9/11,” Islamic Horizons, November/December 2014, 46-48.
  • “‘A Space for the Spiritual’: A Roundtable on Race, Gender, and Islam in the United States,” Moderated by Sylvia Chan-Malik, with Evelyn Alsultany, Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, and Maryam Kashani, Amerasia Journal,Volume 40, Issue 1, 2014: 17-33.
  • “Argo Tries But Fails to Diffuse Stereotypes,” The Islamic Monthly, Fall 2013, Vol 29.1, 104-107.
  • “Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Representational Strategies for a “Post-race” Era, American Quarterly, Vol. 65, Iss. 1, March 2013, 161-169.
  • “Protesting Muslim Americans as Patriotic Americans: The All-Amerian Muslim Controversy,” Journal of Mass Media Ethics: Exploring Questions of Media Morality, Volume 27, Issue 2, 2012, 145-148.
  • All-American Muslim: Reinforcing One Stereotype, Challenging Another,” From the Square, NYU Press blog, January 6, 2012, 2 pages, http://www.fromthesquare.org/?p=1916
  • “Representations of Arabs and Muslims in Post-9/11 TV Dramas,” Arab and Muslim American Civil Rights and Identity: A Selection of Scholarly Writings from the Decade After 9/11, Washington, DC: ADC Research Institute, September 2011, 184-190.
  • “Arab and Muslim Stereotypes Influence Thought, Policies,” Op-Ed, published in Press of Atlantic City, July 26, 2011, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/opinion/commentary/evelyn-alsultany-arab-and-muslim-stereotypes-influence-thought-policies/article_8378abb9-d59f-53f5-bbdb-d347ab4eef6b.html. Also published as “It’s Time for Racist Arab and Muslim Stereotypes to End,” in Arabdetroit.com, July 22, 2011, http://arabdetroit.com/news.php?id=2966; and as “Hay que acabar con el racismo contra arabes y musulmanes,” El Diario La Prensa, July 24, 2011, http://www.impre.com/eldiariony/opinion/opinion/2011/7/24/hay-que-acabar-con-el-racismo–264978-1.html#commentsBlock.
  • “Stealth Muslim,” in Arab and Arab American FeminismsGender, Violence, and Belonging, Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber, eds. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011, 307-314.
  • “The ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque Controversy and ‘Post Race’ Racism,” States of Devotion Blog, Inaugural Issue, Ann Pellegrini, Diana Taylor, and Marcial Godoy, eds., Hemispheric Institute, October 2010, 2 pages, http://hemisphericinstitute.org/devotion/2010/10/the-“ground-zero-mosque”-controversy-and-“post-race”-racism/
  • “Representing the War on Terror in TV Dramas,” International Connections, Publication of the Center for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Michigan, Fall 2009, 4–6.
  • “Night of Longing for the Homeland,” Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2003, 32-37.
  • “Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves,” This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation, Gloria Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating, eds., New York: Routledge, 2002, 106-110. Republished in Race, Class and Gender in the United States, 6th and 7th Editions, Paula S. Rothenberg, ed., New York: Worth, 2003/2006, 365-366. Also republished in Rhetorical Visions: Writing and Reading in a Visual Culture, Wendy S. Hesford and Brenda J. Brueggemann, eds. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2005, 304-306; and The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege, Abby Ferber, Christina Jimenez, Andrea Herrera, and Dena Samuels, eds., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Book Reviews

  • Book Review of Tim Jon Semmerling’s “’Evil’ Arabs in American Popular Film: Orientalist Fear,” Middle East Journal, Vol. 61, Iss. 2, Spring 2007, 365-366.
  • Book Review of Shahla Haeri’s “No Shame for the Sun: Lives of Professional Pakistani Women,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 36, No. 3, August 2004, 498-499.