Fatema Mernissi Book Award

The Fatema Mernissi Book Award was established in 2017 to recognize outstanding scholarship in studies of gender, sexuality, and women’s lived experience. The annual award was named for Fatema Mernissi to recognize her long and distinguished career as a scholar and as a public intellectual. The award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony held during MESA’s annual meeting.

The award winners will appear below once the award is given. The nomination guidelines are available under “Related” below right.

Niloofar Haeri

Niloofar Haeri

Johns Hopkins University

Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran
Stanford University Press

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Hagar Kotef

Hagar Kotef

SOAS, University of London

The Colonizing Self: Or, Home and Homelessness in Israel/Palestine
Duke University Press

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Sima Shakhsari

Sima Shakhsari

University of Minnesota

Politics of Rightful Killing: Civil Society, Gender, and Sexuality in Weblogistan
Duke University Press

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Zahra Ayubi

Zahra Ayubi

Dartmouth College

Gendered Morality: Classical Islamic Ethics of the Self, Family, and Society
Columbia University Press

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Ilana Feldman

Ilana Feldman

George Washington University

Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics
University of California Press

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Attiya Ahmad

Attiya Ahmad

George Washington University

Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait
Duke University Press, 2017

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