South West Asian/North African, Middle East Caucus

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The SWANA Caucus at NCA is a dedicated space for promoting an engaged scholarship on the Southwest Asia and North Africa region. It takes a de-colonial and indigenous-centered approach to provide a unique and critical intervention to SWANA-related inquiry within the Communication discipline. The Caucus brings together scholars working on issues facing the SWANA region and its diaspora.


2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Amnee Elkhalid
  • Vice-Chair: Mehri Yavari
  • Vice-Chair Elect: Shoaa Almalki

2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly: Amnee Elkhalid 
  • Nominating Committee: Mehri Yavari
  • IDEA Council: Aya Diab