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Omar Harhara

About this Interview

Omar Harhara was interviewed by his friend and AAST 3151/HIST 3672 student, Justin Yax via Zoom on March 19th, 2022.  The interview focused on Omar’s travels to Yemen. Some topics discussed in this interview include transportation, the impacts of war, healthcare, religion, and other cultural observations.

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For Further Reading

al-Huraibi, Nahla and Amanda Konradi. "Second-Generation Yemeni American Women at the Turn of the Century: Between Individual Aspirations and Communal Commitments." Humanity & Society 36, no. 2 (2012): 117-144. Link.

Beckerleg, Susan. "From Ocean to Lakes: Cultural Transformations of Yemenis in Kenya and Uganda." African and Asian Studies 8, no. 3 (2009): 288-308. Link.

Kabir, Nahid Afrose. "A Study of Young Yemeni-American Muslims' Identity, 2010-2021." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 41, no. 4 (2021): 627-642. Link.

Kangas, Beth. "The Burden of Pursuing Treatment Abroad: Three Stories of Medical Travelers from Yemen." Global Social Policy 10, no. 3 (2010): 306-314. Link.

Katz, Marion Holmes. "women's Mawlid Performances in Sanaa and the Construction of “popular Islam”." International Journal of Middle East Studies 40, no. 3 (2008): 467-484. Link.

Mandal, Sumit K. "Popular Sites of Prayer, Transoceanic Migration, and Cultural Diversity: Exploring the Significance of Keramat in Southeast Asia." Modern Asian Studies 46, no. 2 (2012): 355-372. Link.

Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich, Barrie Thorne, Anna Chee, and Wan Shun Eva Lam. "Transnational Childhoods: The Participation of Children in Processes of Family Migration." Social Problems (Berkeley, Calif.) 48, no. 4 (2001): 572-591. Link

Pandya, Sophia. "Religious Flexibilities of Older Yemeni Women in Sanaa." Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 10, no. 2 (2014): 52-79. Link.

Sarroub, Loukia K. "The Sojourner Experience of Yemeni American High School Students: An Ethnographic Portrait." Harvard Educational Review 71, no. 3 (2001): 390-415. Link.

Sheikh, Farrah, Jin-Han Jeong, and Kangsuk Kim. "From Sex Offenders to National Heroes: Comparing Yemeni and Afghan Refugees in South Korea." Social Inclusion10, no. 4 (2022): 200-210. Link.

Suprenant, Mark P., Anuraag Gopaluni, Meredith K. Dyson, Najwa Al-Dheeb, Fouzia Shafique, and Muhammad H. Zaman. "A Predictive Model for Healthcare Coverage in Yemen." Conflict and Health 14, no. 1 (2020): 16 pages. Link.