Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives

Book Publication

Arab Gcc Zahra Babar, ​​ed., Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC (London: Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2017). 

Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC is a unique, original work of scholarship based on in-depth fieldwork shedding light on a topic both highly relevant and woefully understudied. It focuses on the earlier community of Arab immigrants within the GCC, who are among the politically most significant and sensitive of migrant groups in the region. Through its multi-disciplinary lenses of social history, cultural studies, economics, and political science, the book presents original data and provides analyses of the settlement and continued evolution of migrant Arab communities across the GCC, their work in and assimilation within host societies and labor markets, and their political, economic, social and cultural significance both to the GCC region and to their countries of origin. Read more from Oxford University Press.

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