MES Student Paper Award
The MES Student Paper Award
The Middle East Section awards an annual 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 AAA meeting. Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words (not including notes and bibliography) and must have been completed no earlier than January 1 of the previous year. The paper should include a cover page with the name of the professor and class for which the paper was written and email addresses for both the student and professor. Please check the link above for submission guidelines.
Call for Nominations: 2022 MES Student Paper Prize
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 (Anthropology News, a publication of the AAA that goes to all members of the association) and at the 2022 AAA meeting in Seattle.
Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words (not including notes and bibliography) and must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2021.
Student paper prize submissions should be emailed to the committee co-chairs, Dr. Alize Arıcan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Nada Moumtaz (email@example.com). The subject line must say “MES Student Prize.”
The paper should include a cover page with the name of the professor and class for which the paper was written (if applicable) and email addresses for both the student and professor. The deadline is August 1, 2022.
- Winner: Alia Amr Amin Shaddad (American University in Cairo) — “al-Dar is Where the Heart Is” Advised by Dr. Dina Makram-Ebeid
- Honorable Mention: Kyle Benedict Craig (Northwestern University) — “Chromo-Topia: Amman Graffiti/Street Art and the Spatiotemporal Politics of Color”
Supervised by Dr. Adia Benton
- Winner: Naye Idriss, ““Pedagogies of Becoming – An Ethnography of Readings and Resistance.”
- Honorable Mention: Timothy Loh, “Language in Medical Worlds: The Politics of Hearing Technology, Speaking, and Arabic for Deaf Children in Jordan.”
- Winner: Alize Arıcan, “Behind the Scaffolding: Manipulations of Time, Power, and Delays in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul”
- Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Derderian, “Playing with the Rules: Critique and Freedom of Artistic Expression in the UAE”
- Winner: Noha Fikry, American University in Cairo, for “Spaces of Life, States of Death.”
- Winner: Guy Shalev, UNC Chapel Hill, for “Helsinki in Zion: Ethics Committees and Political Gatekeeping in Israel/Palestine.”
- Winner: Noga Malkin, Georgetown University, for “My Brother’s Keeper: The Double Experience of Refugee Aid Workers.”
- Honorable Mention: Kelda Jamison, University of Chicago, for “Hefty Dictionaries in Incomprehensible Tongues: Commensurating Code and Language Community in Turkey.”
- Winner: Valerie Giesen, Columbia University, for “‘At Least I’ve Done Something!’ Living with Integrity: Ethical Engagements in Israel/Palestine.”
- Winner: Zachary Cuyler, Georgetown University, for “‘The Invasion of the Desert’: Expertise, Nationalism, and the Development of Egypt’s Western Desert, 1954-61.”
- Honorable Mention: Mathew Gagne, Toronto, for “The Many Scenes of Queer Damascus.”
- Winner: Jess Bier, for “The Colonizer in the Computer: The British and Israeli Influence on Palestinian Authority Cartography in the West Bank.”
- Winner: Elif Babül, for “‘Smells Like Translation’: Pedagogies of Human Rights and Transnational Standardization in Turkey.”
- Honorable mention: Dorothée Kellou.
Winner: Rosi Greenburg, for “Cultural Boycott: A Study of (Anti-) Normalization in the Palestinian Art World.”
Honorable Mention: Natalia K. Suit.
Winner: Suncem Kocer, for “Media Production and Transpolitics.”
Honorable Mention: Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins.