Awards

January 22, 2018

Call for Nominations for the 2018 MES Distinguished Scholar Award

MES Distinguished Scholar Award The Middle East Section requests nominations for its bi-annual distinguished scholar award. This award is for a senior scholar in Middle Eastern anthropology who is an outstanding academic in terms of scholarly publications and service to Middle Eastern anthropology, including mentorship and interventions in public debates. An award of $500 will […]

September 18, 2017

2017 MES Book Award Winner

Winner Zuzanna Olszewska, St. John’s College, Oxford: The Pearl of Dari: Poetry and Personhood Among Young Afghans in Iran (Indiana University Press, 2015). Honorable mention Alice Wilson, University of Sussex: Sovereignty in Exile: A Saharan Liberation Movement Governs (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

MES Distinguished Scholar Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2018 MES Distinguished Scholar Award The MES Distinguished Scholar Award Established in 2006, the biennial MES Distinguished Scholar Award includes a cash award of $500, and recognition at the Middle East Section business meeting at the annual AAA conference. The Distinguished Scholar award is granted to an anthropologist of the Middle East […]

MES Book Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 MES Book Award 2017 MES Book Award Winner The MES Book Award The Middle East Section book award is awarded bi-annually to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in a way that holds relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical […]

MES Student Paper Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 MES Student Paper Award The MES Student Paper Award The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in AN and at the 2017 AAA meeting in […]