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Established by a team of researchers across several departments in the Faculty of Arts, the Ryerson University Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Studies Centre is devoted to the culture, history, literature, politics, and societies in the Middle East and North Africa and of diasporic populations from the MENA region in North America and Europe.

We are proud to announce that one of our members, Farzin Vejdani, has been selected for the prestigious Massey fellowship for 2021-22.

Recent and Upcoming Events

Our Goals


The MENA Studies Centre embraces interdisciplinary research and teaching within the Faculty of Arts and across other faculties at Ryerson University, as well as beyond Ryerson, and will actively seek partnerships with the broader community. Our goal is to open up new perspectives on the MENA region and its interdependence with other world cultures.