Sarah Gualtieri

Expert in Arab American youth culture, Islamic history and the modern Middle East

Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Middle East Studies and History

Faculty Adviser, Middle East Studies Program

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • Arab American youth culture
  • Arab Americans and Muslims in the United States
  • Islamic history
  • the modern Middle East
  • women and revolution in the Middle East
  • Arab American racial formation and “whiteness”
  • Middle Eastern immigrants and diasporas
  • the Lebanese in Los Angeles
  • Arab American film, poetry and art

Additional Information

  • Author, Between Arab and White: Race and Ethnicity in the Early Syrian American Diaspora (University of California Press, 2009)
  • Recipient: Fulbright Award, USC Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Award, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship

Photo credit: Peter Zhaoyu Zhou

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