Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month at USC

Arabs in California: Finding identity and belonging as an Arab American

USC Dornsife’s Sarah Gualtieri counters a long-held stereotype of Arab Americans as outsiders, underscoring their longstanding place in American culture.

“I will always remember and be proud of my Arab roots. They are the foundation of my life and the wings to my future.”

Christine El Haddad, associate professor in USC Marshall School of Business

Arab American Heritage Month Events at USC

 USC Arab American Heritage Month

Join students, faculty, staff and alumni for the kick off in Hahn Plaza.


MENASA Mosaic Lamp Workshop

Design your own traditional mosaic lamp, popular throughout the Arab world.


MENA Art Exhibit

A curated exhibition of Middle Eastern North African professional and student artwork.

Coming Soon

Want more Arab American Heritage Month events? Visit USC’s Event Calendar.

Arab American Heritage Month Spotify Playlist

A playlist curated by USC students from the Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly (MENASA).

USC News Stories

Voices Across Campus

LACMA’s latest exhibit honors women’s voices across the Middle East and beyond

Women across the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia explore identity, belonging and community history through art.

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Debunking misconceptions after World Hijab Day

Yusra Farzan demystifies some of the misunderstandings and common questions about hijabs.

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USC hosts its second Arab American Heritage Month

Folt, Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly celebrates the start of Arab American Heritage Month

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Shifting the narrative

USC Professor Sarah Gualtieri explores Arab American identity

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USC’s Middle East Media Program

MEMA Sparks Inclusive Change in TV Industry

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Ghena Alhanaee

A Engineer-Diplomat Reimagines the Persian Gulf

A doctoral student’s unprecedented research in the area of nuclear energy catastrophe modeling is getting noticed by the entire region.

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Get Involved


Meet the USC Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly

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Visit the MENA Lounge

The Middle Eastern North African space is in STU 100.

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USC Dornsife Middle East Studies

The study of the languages, cultures, peoples and societies throughout the Middle East region

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Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month with USC