The study of migration provides valuable insight to many different disciplines. The migration patterns of people from the Middle East to the United States began in the late 1800s and continues even today. Looking specifically at the case of people migrating from the Middle East to Kentucky provides a unique perspective in understanding the history of an ethnic group. Using migration theories such as migrant network theory, and forced migration theory, along with migration history to provide insight to a complex subject this paper brings a deeper comprehension to exactly what makes people choose to migrate to Kentucky from the Middle East. This paper focuses on the migration pattern of people from the Levant (Israel, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon), Egypt, and Iran.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2018

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Christine Lindner

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Social Sciences

Document Type