Jack George Shaheen Jr.|
September 21, 1935
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
July 9, 2017 (aged 81)|
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Notable work||Reel Bad Arabs|
Jack George Shaheen Jr. (September 21, 1935 – July 9, 2017) was a writer and lecturer specializing in addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes. He is the author of Reel Bad Arabs (adapted to a 2006 documentary), The TV Arab (1984) and Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture (1997).
Early life and education
Shaheen graduated from Clairton High School in 1953. In 1957, he graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 1964, he received a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University. In 1969, Shaheen received a PhD from the University of Missouri.
Shaheen's work focused on racism and orientalism, particularly in popular culture such as Hollywood films. He delivered over 1,000 lectures on the issue across the United States and on three continents.
Works and publications
- Shaheen, Jack G. (2012). Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (Revised and updated ed.). New York: Olive Branch Press, Interlink Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-623-71006-4. OCLC 928572276. – originally published in 2001
- Shaheen, Jack G. (2012). Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs After 9/11. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, Interlink Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-623-71020-0. OCLC 828794510.
- Shaheen, Jack G. (1984). The TV Arab. Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press. ISBN 978-0879723095.
- Jack Shaheen to Discuss Stereotyping of Arabs in the Media
- Jack Shaheen: A life dedicated to fighting racism
- "Jack Shaheen, who worked to dismantle Arab stereotypes in media, dies at 81". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
- "George Gerbner Archive". Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
- "Jack Shaheen Biography". Michigan State University. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- The Jack G. Shaheen Archive Comes to NYU
- THE KEVORKIAN CENTER MOURNS THE PASSING OF DR. JACK G. SHAHEEN
- "A Powerful Voice Against Arab Stereotyping, Jack Shaheen, Dies". NPR. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.