MESA - Middle East Studies Association

2013 Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 12, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

At its 47th annual meeting at the Sheraton in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. announced the winners of its 2013 Awards of Excellence.

2013 MESA Mentoring Award
Presented to
Wadad Kadi, Professor Emeritus
University of Chicago

2013 Albert Hourani Book Award Co-Winners
The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and
Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
(Princeton University Press)
by
Taner Akçam
Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, Department of History, Clark University

and

Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism
(Cambridge University Press)
by
Patricia Crone
Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the School of Historical Studies, Princeton

2013 Roger Owen Book Award Winner
A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the
Politics of Decolonization in Egypt

(Stanford University Press)
by
Nancy Y. Reynolds
Associate Professor of History, Washington University in St. Louis

2013 Houshang Pourshariati Book Award in Iranian Studies
Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism
(Cambridge University Press)
by
Patricia Crone
Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the School of Historical Studies, Princeton

2013 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities
Memory on the Boundaries of Empire: Narrating Place
in the Early Modern Local Historiography of Yazd
by
Derek Mancini-Lander
University of Michigan, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Kathryn Babayan, Adviser

2013 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences
Islamic Education, Reasoning Practices and Civic Engagement:
The Gülen and Suffa Communities in Turkey
by
Fabio Vicini
Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM), Department of Anthropology and History
Armando Salvatore, Adviser

2013 MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize
Imagining the World, Embodying Egypt:
The Visual Semiotics of Identity in the Cartoons of Salah Jahin, 1964--‐1972
Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah
University of Maryland, Department of History

2013 Undergraduate Education Award
Charles D. Smith & Julia Clancy-Smith
University of Arizona

2013 Academic Freedom Award
Presented to
Institute of International Education, Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF)
and
Scholars at Risk (SAR)

 



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