Call for Nominations: The 2021 MES Book Award

The Middle East Section is accepting nominations for its bi-annual book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in ways that hold relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical sophistication, and topical originality.

Books submitted for the 2021 award must have a publication date in 2020 or 2019.

Submissions for this award should include a brief letter of nomination or self-nomination. Please send this letter, along with a copy of the book, to each of the committee members listed below. The letter and book may arrive separately (nominators/ authors can contact the editorial office of their press to have books shipped directly to committee members). Awardees will be announced in fall 2021.

All submissions must be received by April 25, 2021.

Send any inquiries to the MES Book Award Chair, Christine Sargent: [email protected]

Committee Members:

Farha Ghannam
2 Village Greens Lane
Swarthmore, PA 19081
[email protected]

Nathalie Peutz
c/o American Academy in Berlin
Am Sandwerder Strasse 17-19
14109 Berlin
Germany
[email protected]

Christine Sargent
University of Colorado Denver c/o Christine Sargent
Department of Anthropology
1201 5th St.
Denver, CO  80204
[email protected]