Service

National

  • 2017                 Reviewer, Routledge
  • 2017               Endorsement Writer, Ruth DeFoster, Terrorizing the Masses: Identity, Mass Shootings, and the Media Construction of ‘Terror,” Peter Lang
  • 2015-2017          Advisory Board, Critical Arab American Book Series, Syracuse University Press
  • 2016                Reviewer, University of California Press
  • 2016                 Reviewer, Palgrave
  • 2016                 Reviewer, Journal of Homosexuality
  • 2016                 Reviewer, University of Minnesota Press
  • 2014-2017       Elected Advisory Board Member, Arab American Studies Association
  • 2014-2017      Editorial Board Member, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (Journal of the NationalCommunication Studies Association)
  • 2014-2017       Secretary, West Asian American Studies Section, Asian American Studies Association
  • 2016               Reviewer, Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • 2016               Reviewer, Film Criticism Journal
  • 2016               Reviewer, The Communication Review
  • 2016               Reviewer, Anthem Press
  • 2016               Endorsement writer, Representations of Islam in the News: A Cross-Cultural Analysis, edited by Stefan Mertens and Hedwig de Smaele, Lexington Books
  • 2014-2015       Steering Committee Member, Campaign to Take On Hate Campaign, ACCESS, Dearborn, Michigan
  • 2015              Expert Feedback, Forum on Ethnic Groups from the Middle East and North African, Ethnicity and Ancestry Branch, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, May 29.
  • 2015              Endorsement Writer, Dalia Gomaa, The Non-National in Contemporary American Literature: Ethnic Women Writers and Problematic Belonging, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2015                Endorsement Writer, Moustafa Bayoumi, This Muslim American Life, NYU Press
  • 2015                 Reviewer, Ashgate Publishing
  • 2015                 Reviewer, Journal of Transnational American Studies
  • 2015                  Reviewer, American Ethnologist
  • 2015                  Reviewer, The Communication Review
  • 2015                  Reviewer, New York University Press
  • 2015                  Reviewer, American Quarterly
  • 2015                  Reviewer, Arab Studies Quarterly
  • 2015                  Reviewer, National Science Centre, Krakow, Poland
  • 2015                  Reviewer, Journal of Communication Inquiry
  • 2014                  Reviewer, American Quarterly
  • 2014                 Endorsement Writer, Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging, by Carol Fadda-Conrey, NYU Press
  • 2014                 Anonymous Reviewer, New York University Press
  • 2014                 Anonymous Reviewer, Communication, Culture, and Critique
  • 2014                 Anonymous Reviewer, Cambridge University Press
  • 2014                 Editorial Board Member, Journal of American Studies: Eurasian Perspectives (JASEP)
  • 2010-2013          Elected Council Member, American Studies Association
  • 2013                 Editorial Board Member, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (Journal of the National Communication Studies Association)
  • 2013                 External Referee, National Humanities Center
  • 2013                 Anonymous Reviewer, PMLA
  • 2013                 Anonymous Reviewer, American Quarterly
  • 2013                 Anonymous Reviewer, University of Toronto Press
  • 2013                 Anonymous Reviewer, Fordham University Press
  • 2013                 Anonymous Reviewer, New York University Press
  • 2013                 Anonymous Reviewer, American Ethnologist
  • 2012                 Anonymous Reviewer, Critical Studies in Media Communications
  • 2012                 Anonymous Reviewer, American Quarterly
  • 2012                 Anonymous Reviewer, Television and New Media
  • 2012                 Anonymous Reviewer, University of Michigan Press
  • 2012                 Anonymous Reviewer, New York University Press
  • 2012                 Anonymous Reviewer, Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy
  • 2011                 Anonymous Reviewer, Critical Studies in Media Communications
  • 2011                 Anonymous Reviewer, Citizenship Studies Journal
  • 2011                 Anonymous Reviewer, American Quarterly
  • 2011                 Anonymous Reviewer, Boom: A Journal of California
  • 2010                 Anonymous Reviewer, Zed Press
  • 2010                 Anonymous Reviewer, Routledge Press
  • 2010                 Anonymous Reviewer, PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Study
  • 2008                 “Islam in America Strategic Communications Workshop,” Invited by the Carnegie Corporation to attend skill-building workshop, Washington DC, April 22-23
  • 2008                 Endorsement Writer, The Uncultured Wars: Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought, by Steven Salaita, Zed Press
  • 2008                 Anonymous Reviewer, Zed Press
  • 2007                 Anonymous Reviewer, Arab Studies Journal
  • 2007                 Anonymous Reviewer, Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
  • 2007                 Anonymous Reviewer, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
  • 2007                 Endorsement Writer, Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics, by Steven Salaita, Palgrave Press
  • 2007, 2010         Radius of Arab Writers, Inc. Conference Committee, Served on advisory board for second and third national conferences on Arab American Writing. Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, May 17-21, 2007; and University of Michigan, June 3-5, 2010
  • 2006                 Anonymous Reviewer, Critical Arts: A Journal of South-North Media and Cultural Studies
  • 2006                 Outside Evaluator, “Women in their Communities,” Exhibit at the Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, Evaluation submitted to the Michigan Humanities Council
  • 2006                 Anonymous Reviewer, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
  • 2005-2008          Library Committee, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan: Serve on advisory board to build library collections

Institutional

  • 2016-present      Co-Founder, Islamophobia Working Group (students, faculty, and staff gather to strategize on how to create a more inclusive campus environment for Muslim students and others impacted by an increase in Islamophobia)
  • 2017                 Reviewer, ADVANCE Summer Writing Grants Committee
  • 2016-2017         Ad-hoc Faculty DEI Committee on Hate Speech, Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs
  • 2016-present   Provost’s Faculty Advisory Committee, Office of the Provost
  • 2015-2017      Faculty Advisory Board, the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs
  • 2014-2016        Co-Founder, Israel-Palestine Working Group (Arab and Jewish faculty and staff gathered once per month to facilitate supporting students involved in activism), University of Michigan
  • 2014-2015      Faculty Advisor to student group, SAFE – Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, University of Michigan
  • 2014-2016      Faculty Advisor to student group, MEdAN – Middle East Action Network, University ofMichigan
  • 2014-2015      Faculty Advisor to student group, Edward Said Lounge (inaugurated 2015 in North Quad), University of Michigan
  • 2014                 International Research Award Committee, International Institute, University of Michigan
  • 2013                 Grants Review Committee, Arts of Citizenship, University of Michigan
  • 2013                 Rackham International Research Award Committee, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
  • 2011-2012          Masters Degree Admissions Committee, Center for Middle East and North African Studies, University of Michigan.
  • 2010-2011          Faculty Advisor, Program on Intergroup Relations, Arab-Jewish Dialogue, University of Michigan
  • 2008, 2009         Mentor, Rackham Summer Institute for Graduate Students, University of Michigan
  • 2007                 Faculty Advisor, Arab Student Summit and Muslim Student Summit, Multi-Ethnic Student Association, University of Michigan.
  • 2002-2004          Chicano-Latino Graduate Student Association (CLGSA), Steering Committee, Stanford University
  • 2002-2004          Feminist Studies, Program Committee, Stanford University
  • 2001-2004          Interdisciplinary Pedagogy: Race and Social Justice Workshop, Participant and co-organizer, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
  • 1997                 Gender Studies Curriculum Committee, New School for Social Research
  • 1994                 Writer, Michigan Women’s Handbook Collective, University of Michigan: Part of collective who wrote the first handbook for women at the University of Michigan 

Departmental

  • 2015-present     Director, Arab and Muslim American Studies, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2017                 Chair, Muslim American Studies Search Committee, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2015-2016        Chair, Target of Opportunity Hiring Committee, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2014-present       Ex-officio Member, Executive Committee, American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2014-2017           Ex-officio Member, Leadership Team, American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2013-2015          Coordinator, Arab and Muslim American Studies, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2014-2015          Interim Associate Chair, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2014-2015          Co-Chair, Search Committee, Arab and Muslim American Studies Faculty Appointment, American Culture and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
  • 2013-2014          Member, Salary Committee, American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2013-2014          Rackham Ally for Diversity, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2006-2013          Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator, Arab American Studies, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan. Co-developed (with Nadine Naber) curriculum and certificate program in Arab American Studies. Also co-developed internship program with local Arab American organizations
  • 2013                 Elected Executive Committee Member, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2012-2013          Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2011-2012          Committee Member, Goldring Symposium on Popular Culture, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2011-2012          Chair, Lecturer Review, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2010-2011          Elected Executive Committee Member, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2010-2011          Search Committee Member, Digital Environments Faculty Appointment, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2009-2010          Coordinator, American Culture Workshop, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2008-2009          Member, Salary Committee, American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2007-2009          Graduate Job Placement Advisor, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2004-2005          Center for Arab American Studies, Program Committee Member, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2003-2004          Modern Thought and Literature, Program Committee Member, Stanford University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Studies Association (ASA), 2002-present
  • Arab American Studies Association (AASA), 2013-present
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA), 2001-present
  • Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), 2001-present