Assistant Professor, American Culture and Film, Television, and Media Studies
Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies;
Umayyah Cable is jointly appointed in the departments of American Culture and Film, Television, and Media, and is a core faculty member in the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program. They earned a PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity and a graduate certificate in Visual Studies from the University of Southern California. Before joining the University of Michigan, they held an appointment as assistant professor of Media Studies at Purchase College (SUNY), as well as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the programs of Asian American Studies and Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University, and a faculty fellowship at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University in spring 2020. They are currently completing a book manuscript on the history of Arab American media activism in the mobilization of Palestine solidarity politics in the United States.