MESA Mentoring Award
Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to the education and training of others in Middle East studies. With deep appreciation for the rare blend of professionalism, enthusiasm, great good humor, and patience with which she teaches; Her use of innovative approaches to teaching, emphasis on the use of original languages and sources, and ability to foster students’ independence while providing skillful guidance; Her splendid example as an accomplished scholar who shares her talents with the Middle East studies community. It is an honor to recognize Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot, an outstanding mentor who has inspired and encouraged generations of students specializing in Middle Eastern history.