Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society

Welcome to SERMEISS - the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society - a professional society for faculty from various fields whose common connection is the study or teaching of some aspect of the Middle East or Muslim World. The organization was founded in 1977 to provide scholars in the southeastern United States with an opportunity to meet regularly with colleagues to share research findings and teaching concerns. SERMEISS is an affiliated organization of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). The SERMEISS 10-state region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Persons from outside the region are welcomed as associate members.