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Moustafa Bayoumi

Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor at Brooklyn College, is a co-editor of The Edward Said Reader (Vintage) and the author of How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin Press).


  • Regions and CountriesOctober 22, 2008

    The Searchers

    Tribalism is in vogue among conservative Middle East scholars. But a better understanding comes from investigating regional ties rather than sectarian divisions.

    Moustafa Bayoumi

  • ActivismSeptember 7, 2006

    A Light in Brooklyn

    In Brooklyn, a beleaguered Arab-American community copes with bigotry and heightened government scrutiny post-9/11.

    Moustafa Bayoumi

  • CitiesSeptember 7, 2006

    Arab America’s September 11

    Arab Americans are experiencing something similar to McCarthy-era redbaiting, but the cold war performed better on racial justice than Bush's "war on terror."

    Moustafa Bayoumi

  • LawDecember 8, 2005

    Disco Inferno

    Military detainees have been subjected to starvation, sleep deprivation and now Metallica and Britney Spears. Blasted at high volume, torture music has become a weapon of war, used to destroy the minds of Muslim detainees. It's time for musicians to speak up.

    Moustafa Bayoumi

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