The Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA), established in 1966 with fifty founding members, today has a membership of more than 2,600. Its annual meetings attract scholars from a variety of disciplines and fields interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa, and the larger Muslim world. In addition to its annual meetings, MESA also publishes the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies in association with Cambridge University Press and the MESA Bulletin.

Recent participation is listed below. Also see IIS participation at previous MESA annual meetings.