Miran is guest editor of special journal issue
Jonathan Miran, an associate professor in the Department of Liberal Studies at Western Washington University, guest-edited a special issue of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (Volume 12, Issue 1, 2012) on the theme “Space, Mobility and Translocal Connections across the Red Sea Area since 1500 A.D.”
The issue responds to an innovative effort in the field of global history that focuses on maritime spaces as useful units of analysis. The 10 contributions to the issue explore the Red Sea as a space sui generis characterized by multi-layered connectivities, transregional circuits and cross-cultural interaction from a multidisciplinary (history, linguistics, maritime ethnography, literary and film analysis, architectural history and sociology) and long-term historical perspective.
Apart from the “Introduction to the Special Issue” (pp. ix-xxvi), Miran’s research article in the issue is titled “Red Sea Translocals: Hadrami Migration, Entrepreneurship, and Strategies of Integration in Eritrea, 1840s-1970s” (pp. 129-168).