AMEA Bi-annual Book Award 2022

AMEA Bi-annual Book Award 2022

The Association for Middle East Anthropology is accepting nominations for its bi-annual book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single or co-authored, but not edited volumes) that features creative ethnographic writing, innovative data collection strategies, and sophisticated analysis. We solicit books that make significant contributions to anthropological knowledge and that advance our understanding of the complex forces that shape life in the Middle East and North Africa. Books submitted for the 2022 award must have a publication date in 2020 or 2021.

 Submissions for this award should include a brief letter of nomination or self-nomination to the AMEA Book Award Chair. Please send this letter, along with a copy of the book, to each committee member. The letter and book may arrive separately (nominators/authors can contact the editorial office of their press to have books shipped directly to committee members). All submissions must be received by July 1st, 2022. Awardees will be announced at the fall 2022 meeting of MESA in Denver, CO.

Send any inquiries to the AMEA Book Award Chair, Anne Meneley:

Committee Members:

  • Chair, Anne Meneley:

         Department of Anthropology, Trent University

         Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9L 0G2

  • Second member, Angie Abdelmonem:
 (contact via email to receive shipping address)

  • Third member, Sa’ed Atshan:

         Department of Anthropology, Emory University

         1557 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322


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