Evelyn Alsultany

Evelyn Alsultany is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan where she co-founded and is the current Director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies program. Alsultany is a leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media and on forms of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism. She is the author of Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (2012). She is co-editor of Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging (2011), winner of the Arab American National Museumâs Evelyn Shakir Book Award. She is also co-editor of Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (2013). She served as the guest curator for the Arab American National Museum’s online exhibit, Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes, which can be viewed at www.arabstereotypes.org. More recently, she collaborated with colleagues at other universities to create the #IslamophobiaIsRacism Online Syllabus to support others in teaching and learning about anti-Muslim racism. At the University of Michigan, she has been recognized with the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, the Arab Community Leadership Award, the Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. For more information, see http://evelynalsultany.com/