The Brown Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies (BUJMES) is the first journal at Brown University whose focus is on the Middle East and North Africa. It is an undergraduate-operated journal featuring work from Brown- and RISD-affiliated individuals, covering a wide array of disciplines ranging from arts and literature to politics and culture. BUJMES aims to expand understanding of the Middle East and raise awareness of contemporary topics and discourse in and about the region.
We are committed to elevating voices of people from marginalized communities and across multiple intersections of oppressed identity, especially from those with connections to the region. In this same vein, we reject content that explicitly or implicitly perpetuates racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, classism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, discrimination on the grounds of religion, imperialism, colonialism, and/or other systems of oppression, bearing in mind that this is not a comprehensive list. We acknowledge that this journal benefits from privileges enabling its publication, such as being based in the United States and at an institution like Brown, as well as the privilege of studying the Middle East from outside of the region. As such, we commit to critical self-reflection and reevaluation of our impact. Collection DOI: 10.26300/4dnd-av09