Juhood Magazine

We are Juhood

Juhood is an academic journal of Middle Eastern Studies that is edited by undergraduates at Duke University. The journal is published once a semester (twice annually) online and in print to create a platform for excellent undergraduate academia on the region. All undergraduates, regardless of their home institution, are welcome and encouraged to submit any and all work that they have produced. Students who have recently graduated are welcome to submit papers as well.

Juhood Magazine is an online publication boasting all types of content — political analyses, op-eds, photo essays, short films, poetry — from and about the Middle East and North African regions. Updated regularly, the magazine includes bodies of work that don’t have to fit the technical or academic standards of the journal but still provide valuable thinking and perspective on the region. Anyone, including non-undergrads, is welcome to submit work to the magazine. We’d love to hear from you!

Our history is short—in 2009, a group of Duke undergrads published the first edition of our journal that ran inconsistently until 2013. In 2018, a new group of enthusiastic Duke undergraduates rebuilt the journal from the ground up, eventually publishing the first issue of the first volume of the second edition in March 2019. Today, the Juhood Magazine enterprise is only growing larger. We’ve redesigned and relaunched our magazine platform, we’ve reorganized administration to facilitate growth both within our organization and the greater Duke community, and we’re working to offer a space on campus for the topics and discussions Juhood Magazine is proud to highlight.

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How we define the Middle East is an ongoing conversation here at Juhood Magazine. We strive to be as inclusive as possible and thus have adopted the term MENA+ (Middle East and North Africa and more). You can read more on how we came to this conclusion and how we continue to have these important conversations within our communities here and abroad.