Sarah Gualtieri

Expert in Arab American youth culture, Islamic history and the modern Middle East
  • Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Middle East Studies and History
  • Faculty Adviser, Middle East Studies Program
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office: (213) 740-5374


  • Arab American youth culture
  • Arab Americans and Muslims in the United States
  • Islamic history
  • the modern Middle East
  • women and revolution in the Middle East
  • Arab American racial formation and "whiteness"
  • Middle Eastern immigrants and diasporas
  • the Lebanese in Los Angeles
  • Arab American film, poetry and art

Additional Information

  • Author, Between Arab and White: Race and Ethnicity in the Early Syrian American Diaspora (University of California Press, 2009)
  • Recipient: Fulbright Award, USC Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Award, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship

Photo credit: Peter Zhaoyu Zhou