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Letter from the Editor



Dear Readers,


It is with great pleasure that I may announce the first issue of volume 25. 


This volume has two feature articles and one essay remembering days past.  It also features four book reviews.  The 2021 Book and Article Prize winners are announced. 


This year we’re welcoming a number of new board members and we’re thanking a few for the service.  Foremost, we thank Elyse Semerdjian for her tenure as President.  We also thank Andrea Stanton, our Webmaster, for our new website:


As the outgoing editor, I would like to extend my gratitude to the authors, and especially to the book review editor, Sherwan H. Ali, who has just finished his MA in Islamic Studies at McGill University.  Thank you, you’ve made all this possible!


Lastly, I would like to welcome on board Joel Veldkamp as the new editor of the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin.  As for me, it’s been a pleasure serving as the editor.  


Best wishes,

Edith Szanto


Edith Szanto is the Editor of the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama.  She was formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.