Jere L. Bacharach Service Award
The MESA Service Award was established in 1996 and was first awarded at MESA’s 1997 annual meeting. In 2004 the award was named for Jere L. Bacharach in honor of his extraordinary service to MESA, many of her sister societies, and the field overall. The award recognizes the contributions of individuals through their outstanding service to MESA or the profession. Service is defined broadly to include work in diverse areas, including but not limited to outreach, librarianship, and film.
2016 Nomination Guidelines
MESA members are invited to submit written nominations for the 2016 Jere L. Bacharach Service Award. Letters of nomination should reflect extraordinary service to MESA or the field. The nominator should complete the official nomination form on which he or she will provide for him or herself and the nominee the following information:
- mailing address, city, state, zip code, country
- telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
The nominator should also provide the name of two individuals he or she has asked to provide letters in support of the nomination. If possible, the nominator should also append a short biographical sketch of the nominee or a complete CV if one is available. Nominators are reminded that the award is intended for persons who have served MESA and/or the field in an extraordinary way.
The award winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony at MESA's annual meeting and receives a cash award of $1,000.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2016 Jere L. Bacharach Service Award is June 01, 2016. Nominations should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Bacharach Service Award, Middle East Studies Association, 3542 N Geronimo Ave, Tucson AZ 85705.
Please address questions to:
Middle East Studies Association
3542 N. Geronimo Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-333-2577 ext. 102
2016 Award Recipient
Ann Mosely Lesch
The American University in Cairo
See below for list of previous awardees.
|2015||Virginia H. Aksan, McMaster University|
|2014||Günter Meyer, University of Mainz|
|2012||Erika H. Gilson, Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies|
Bruce Craig, University of Chicago
|2010||McGuire Gibson, University of Chicago|
|2009||Mary Ellen Lane, Council of American Overseas Research Ctrs|
|2008||Fred McGraw Donner, University of Chicago|
|2006||Howard A. Reed, University of Connecticut|
|2005||Ernest N. McCarus, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2004||Jere L. Bacharach, University of Washington|
|2002||Jeanne Jeffers Mrad, Center for Maghrib Studies in Tunisia|
|2001||Elizabeth W. Fernea, University of Texas at Austin|
|2000||Louisa Moffit, Marist School (Atlanta)|
|1999||George N. Atiyeh, Library of Congress|
|1998||Richard L. Chambers, University of Chicago|
Ellen-Fairbanks D. Bodman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill