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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
Best Article on MENA Politics


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.

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

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.

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.

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.