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 be offered to the winner.

MES includes members specializing in cultural,
linguistic and biological anthropology and archaeology and nominees from all
subdisciplines are welcome. To nominate a senior scholar for this award please send a
nomination letter and other materials (such as a representative publication or public
intervention) you would like the committee to consider. In addition, please solicit a
minimum of three letters of support from current and former students and/or peers.

Nomination materials and separate letters of support should be sent to the chair of the
award committee, Christa Salamandra (, by April
15, 2018. The award will be presented at the 2018 AAA meetings in San Antonio, TX,
where the winner will be invited to give a talk at the MES business meeting.