Dearborn Open Mic – Dr. Sally Howell: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn

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From Laborers to Culture Makers: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn

Sally Howell (Ph.D.)

Associate Professor of History; Director, Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

Sally Howell is director of the Center for Arab American Studies and associate professor of history at UM-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. from the American Culture Program at the University of Michigan in 2009. Her books include Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit After 9/11 (2009, Russell Sage Foundation Press), Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade(2011, Wayne State University Press), and Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past (2014, Oxford University Press). Howell is currently completing a book entitled Halal Metropolis: Mosques, Markets, and Neighborhood development which explores the mutual constitution of local public and religious minorities across the urban and suburban landscape of Detroit.

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