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Coverage for grant AC-50089-11

Creating a New Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at CSUN
Nayereh Tohidi, California State University, Northridge, University Corporation

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Middle Eastern culture becomes Americana (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ivette Lopez
Publication: Daily Sundial
Date: 11/15/2011
Abstract: “The Middle East has become a brand name in the U.S.,” Friedlander said during the second session of a symposium on Middle Eastern studies Tuesday. “You put the pyramid in front, the camel in front of it, and it will sell.” Friedlander presented the group with a portion of his 6,000-item digital collection of Middle Eastern portrayals in American films, music, magazines, books and marketing. The full collection is stored at UCLA... Many people are curious to study about the Middle East but, unfortunately, “they fall in thin cracks,” said Mehdi Bozorgmehr, co-director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at City University of New York.

CSUN to gain Middle Eastern and Islamic studies minor (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Karlee Johnson
Publication: Daily Sundial
Date: 9/5/2011

A New Center for Middle Eastern Studies in "Tehrangeles" (Review)
Author(s): Amir-Mossadegh Katouzian
Date: 1/3/2012
Abstract: An interview with Nayereh Tohidi, Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies minor about the goals and significance of this new program in Southern California.

CSUN to Offer Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in the Fall (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Carmen Ramos Chandler
Publication: News Room of California State University, Northridge
Date: 3/5/2012
Abstract: CSUN to Offer Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in the Fall The new program is scheduled to debut fall 2012 as part of an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Humanities. The program will provide students access to courses in the languages, histories, religions, cultures, sociology and politics of the Middle East. Program officials say this is particularly important at CSUN, which serves Los Angeles, home to the largest Middle Eastern American community in the country.
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(Media Coverage)
Date: 4/13/2017

(Media Coverage)
Date: 4/13/2017

Date: 4/13/2017