Call for Submissions: 2013 MES Student Paper Award

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 2014 AAA meeting in Chicago. Student paper prize submissions should be emailed to Ilana Feldman ( – and 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 and email addresses for both the student and professor. The deadline is June 15, 2013.

Call for Nominations for 2013 MES Distinguished Scholar Award

MES Distinguished Scholar Award

The Middle East Section requests nominations for an award 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. Please send names and a brief letter explaining your nomination to the chair of the award committee, Farha Ghannam (, by A