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We focus on the deep historical ties between the many and varied cultures, religions, literatures, and languages of the Middle East and South Asia

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Professor Hanadi Al-Samman serves as an Associate Editor of newly published Global Encyclopedia Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Professor Al-Samman coordinated the articles comprising the Middle East entries. View the encyclopedia here.

Below is a Q&A with her about the endeavor. The encyclopedia is available in online as well as hard copy editions, geared primarily towards purchase by universities, schools, and libraries.

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