Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh has been named editor in chief of The Journal of the Middle East and Africa, the flagship publication of the Association of the Study of the Middle East and Africa. The journal publishes research on the historic social, economic, and political links between Africa and the Middle East as well as the modern challenges they face.

"We are delighted that a scholar of Professor Salameh's intellectual caliber will be taking the helm of the Journal," said ASMEA Chairman and JMEA editorial board member Prof. Norman (Noam) Stillman. "A seasoned editor and writer, his knowledge of the region and expertise in its languages make him an ideal fit for our multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication." Salameh previously served on the JMEA editorial board.

Franck Salameh

Franck Salameh

Salameh holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, M.A. from Boston University, and B.A. from the University of Central Florida. His areas of specialization focus on minorities in the Middle East, contemporary Near Eastern history, history of ideas and political thought and the cultural, linguistic, and intellectual traditions of the states of the Levant. His interests include linguistic nationalism, Arabism, Zionism, Francophonie, and the history of the French Language and French missionaries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Salameh is also a memoirist, anthologist, biographer, and translator of poetry and prose from and into Arabic, French, English, Vernacular Lebanese, and Hebrew. His authored books include Lebanon's Jewish CommunityCharles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a "Young Phoenician"The Other Middle EastLanguage Memory and Identity in the Middle East; and a forthcoming intellectual biography of Belgian-Lebanese Jesuit Henri Lammens.

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa is an academic society dedicated to promoting the highest standards of research and teaching in Middle Eastern and African studies, and related fields.  

University Communications | Februrary 2023