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MENA Award Recipients

Best MENA Politics APSA Paper
Best Dissertation
Best Book on MENA Politics By First Time Author
Best Book on MENA Politics (Senior)
Best Book on MENA Politics (Junior)
Best Article on MENA Politics
Best Fieldwork
Best Original Dataset


Best MENA Politics APSA Paper

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best APSA Paper. Awarded for the best paper presented at the previous meeting.

2021 Tugba Bozcaga, Harvard University
"Imams and Businessmen- Islamist Service Provision in Turkey."
2021 Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Imams and Businessmen- Islamist Service Provision in Turkey."
2020 Tugba Bozcaga, MIT
"The Social Bureaucrat"

Best Dissertation

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Dissertation.

2022 Jannis Grimm, Freie Universität Berlin
"Contesting Legitimacy: Protest and the Politics of Signification in Post-Revolutionary Egypt," Freie Universität Berlin, 2019.
2021 Lillian Frost, Virginia Tech University
"Ambiguous Citizenship: Protracted Refugees and the State in Jordan."
2021 Honorable Mention
Scott Williamson, Bocconi University
"The King Can Do No Wrong: Delegation and Blame Under Authoritarian Rule."
2020 Stephen Monroe, Princeton University
"Varieties of Protection: Ethnic Politics and Resistance to Neoliberalism in the Arab World."

Best Book on MENA Politics By First Time Author

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Book Awarded for the best book published in the previous two years. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools for the study of the politics of the Middle East and North Africa will be considered.

2020 Steven Brooke, University of Wisconsin
Winning Hearts and Votes: Social Services and the Islamist Political Advantage. (Cornell University Press, 2019).

Best Book on MENA Politics (Senior)

 

2022 Mona El-Ghobashy, New York University
Bread and Freedom: Egypt’s Revolutionary Situation. Stanford University Press, 2021
2020 Khalid Mustafa Medani, McGill University 
Black Markets and Militants: Informal Networks in the Middle East and Africa. Cambridge University Press, 2021

 


 

Best Book on MENA Politics (Junior)

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Book Awarded for the best book published in the previous two years. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools for the study of the politics of the Middle East and North Africa will be considered.

   
2022 Avital Livny, University of Illinois
Trust and the Islamic Advantage: Religious-Based Movements in Turkey and the Muslim World. Cambridge University Press, 2020
 
2022 Raphael Lefevre, University of Oxford
Jihad in the City: Militant Islam and Contentious Politics in Tripoli. Cambridge University Press, 2021
 
2021 Noora Lori, Boston University
Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf. Cambridge University Press, 2019. 
2020 Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago
Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria. University of Chicago Press, 2019

 


Best Article on MENA Politics
Award for the best article on MENA Politics published in the previous year.

2022 Sarah Parkinson, Johns Hopkins

“(Dis)courtesy Bias: ‘Methodological Cognates,’ Data Validity, and Ethics in Violence-Adjacent Research.” Comparative Political Studies 55, no. 3 (2021): 420-450.

2021 Max Gallien, University of Sussex
"Informal Institutions and the Regulation of Smuggling in North Africa." Perspectives on Politics.
2021 Rich Nielsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Case of Female Salafi Preachers." American Journal of Political Science.

Best Field Work

2022 Dina Bishara, Cornell University

Best Original Dataset

2022 Neil Ketchley
“Unpopular protest: Mass mobilization and attitudes to democracy in post-Mubarak Egypt,”
    Journal of Politics 83, no. 1 (2022): 291-305.
 
2022 Thoraya El-Rayyes
“Unpopular protest: Mass mobilization and attitudes to democracy in post-Mubarak Egypt,”
    Journal of Politics 83, no. 1 (2022): 291-305.