Title of Lecture
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.