Maryanne A. Rhett, Ph.D., professor of Middle Eastern and World History, will present “Cartoons, Comicstrips and Graphic Novels: American Visions of the Middle East” on June 22 at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Summer Institute for Teachers 2021, hosted by the Yale Council on Middle East Studies.
Her seminar co-presenter will be Toufic El Rassi, adjunct professor of humanities and philosophy at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL. El Raffi is the author and artist of the graphic novels, “Arab in America” and “Babylon Burning: A Graphic History of The Making of The Modern Middle East.”
The virtual conference, “The Middle East in America – Expect the Unexpected,” is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. The program, which has been designed for public school teachers and educational leaders, runs Sunday June 20 to Thursday June 24 and includes myriad ways of understanding how the people, cultures, faiths, languages and histories of the Middle East and North Africa have enriched America.
All attendees will receive exclusive online access to relevant curriculum resources.