Evelyn Alsultany

Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Evelyn 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. Alsultany is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Prior to her appointment at USC, she was Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor at the University of Michigan where she co-founded and served as the director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies program within the Department of American Culture. She is the author of Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (2012). She is co-editor of two volumes: Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging (2011), winner of the Arab American National Museum’s Evelyn Shakir Book Award and 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,” that can be viewed at www.arabstereotypes.org. She is currently working on a manuscript on Islamophobia and will be a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs for the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information, see http://evelynalsultany.com/.

Experience

  • 2019–2019
    Associate professor, University of Southern California
  • 2012–2018
    Associate professor, University of Michigan
  • 2006–2012
    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Publications

  • 2013
    Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora, Co-edited with Ella Shohat
  • 2012
    Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11,
  • 2011
    Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging, Co-edited with Nadine Naber and Rabab Abdulhadi