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MESA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Middle East Studies Association.

Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editor Elaine Maisner, learn about our new books in our Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series, and more.



New Books in our Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series

All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent MESA conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Click here for our full list of books in Middle East Studies.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

Centering Islam in World War II

Kelly A. Hammond

Realizing Islam

Realizing Islam

The Tijaniyya in North Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Muslim World

Zachary Valentine Wright

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Muhammad's Body

Muhammad's Body

Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage

Michael Muhammad Knight

Redefining the Immigrant South

Redefining the Immigrant South

Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Uzma Quraishi

The Transnational Mosque

The Transnational Mosque

Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Starstruck in the Promised Land

Starstruck in the Promised Land

How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

Modernism on the Nile

Modernism on the Nile

Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

India and the Cold War

India and the Cold War

Manu Bhagavan

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Bruce B. Lawrence

What Is a Madrasa?

What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

What Is Veiling?

What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi, Peyman Eshaghi

In a Pure Muslim Land

In a Pure Muslim Land

Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

Hashtag Islam

Hashtag Islam

How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Gary R. Bunt

Sacred Interests

Sacred Interests

The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Karine V. Walther

Islam without Europe

Islam without Europe

Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

The Rise of the Arab American Left

The Rise of the Arab American Left

Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s–1980s

Pamela E. Pennock

American Studies Encounters the Middle East

American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Alex Lubin, Marwan M. Kraidy

Us versus Them

Us versus Them

The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat

Douglas Little

Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy

Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy

China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands

Sulmaan Wasif Khan

Zeal for Zion

Zeal for Zion

Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land

Shalom Goldman

The Call of Bilal

The Call of Bilal

Islam in the African Diaspora

Edward E. Curtis IV

Sufi Narratives of Intimacy

Sufi Narratives of Intimacy

Ibn 'Arabī, Gender, and Sexuality

Sa'diyya Shaikh

Imagining the Middle East

Imagining the Middle East

The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967

Matthew F. Jacobs

Geographies of Liberation

Geographies of Liberation

The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary

Alex Lubin

How to Read the Qur'an

How to Read the Qur'an

A New Guide, with Select Translations

Carl W. Ernst