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The Oxford Middle East Review (OMER), established in 2016 at St Antony’s College, Oxford, is a student-run, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal for discussion and debate on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa. Our overarching goal is to create an engaging forum that links academic work with contemporary social and political issues. We seek to to bring a sense of urgency and wider societal relevance to the work of Middle Eastern Studies’ students and researchers.

We are a non-partisan project that seeks to bring together a wide range of individuals with different backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, aspirations, viewpoints, and methodologies. Nonetheless, we share an adherence to principles of equality, social justice, freedom of speech, and tolerance.