MESA Mentoring Award
Robert Lee Tignor
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the education and training of others in Middle East and African studies. With deep appreciation for his integrated, global -yet down to earth- approach to teaching and research that has inspired generations of scholars to identify and trace connections between regions and histories and to map unsuspected trajectories of historical processes; For exceptional commitment to his students and his unstinting efforts on their behalf whether in the classroom or through the succeeding stages of their research lives and, in gratitude for imparting to so many an appreciation of concrete evidence, clear prose, professional responsibility and critical candor. It is an honor to recognize Robert L. Tignor, an outstanding mentor and exemplary colleague who represents and encourages the best in Middle East and African studies.