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Middle East and North Africa Politics (Section 49)

The Middle East and North Africa Politics Section is an academic society at the American Political Science Association (APSA), established to support, develop and publish research on the politics of the MENA region utilizing interdisciplinary methodological, theoretical and empirical tools. It seeks to fully integrate the rigorous study of the politics of the Middle East with the broader discipline of Political Science, to serve as an institutional home for the community of political scientists dedicated to the Middle East, and to fully integrate scholars from the MENA region and diverse scholars from the United States into the global study of Middle East politics.

Founded: 2018
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Section Officers
Chair Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Vice-Chair Matt Buehler, University of Tennessee
Secretary Marwa Shalaby, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Treasurer Steven Brooke, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Member-at-Large Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College
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Marc Lynch, George Washington University
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2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs
Elizabeth Nugent, Yale University
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Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

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Best Book on MENA Politics Award

APSA MENA Politics Section grants two awards under the APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Book. The first is warded for the best book published in the prior calendar year. The second is for the best book on MENA politics by a first-time author. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools for the study of the politics of the Middle East and North Africa will be considered. Please submit nominations or self-nominations to the award committee with the subject heading “MENA Politics Best Book Nomination” at [email protected] Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Lisa Wedeen (chair) University of Chicago [email protected]
Nadya Hajj Wellesley College [email protected]
Peter Krause Boston College [email protected]

Best Dissertation in MENA Politics

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Dissertation. Awarded for the best doctoral thesis defended between in the prior calendar year (2020). To be considered, the dissertation must be nominated by the dissertation adviser or another faculty member familiar with the work. The faculty member/adviser should submit a short letter explaining why the dissertation makes an exceptional contribution to  the study of the politics of the Middle East and the broader discipline of Political Science. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools for the study of the politics of the Middle East and North Africa will be considered. Please submit nomination letters, with the dissertation as a PDF attachment, to the award committee with the subject heading “MENA Politics Best Dissertation Nomination” at [email protected]Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Steven Brooke (chair) University of Wisconsin-Madison [email protected]
Nadine Sika American University of Cairo [email protected]
Bozena Welbourne Smith College [email protected]

Best MENA Politics APSA Paper

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best APSA Paper. Awarded for the best paper presented at the previous year's Annual meeting. To be eligible, the paper may be self-nominated or nominated by a panel chair, discussant, or co-panelist for the panel on which the paper was presented. The nominator and/or author(s) should provide the paper that was presented at the annual meeting (only paper versions as presented to the annual meeting will be considered by the committee). Please submit papers as a PDF attachment to the award committee with the subject heading “MENA Politics Best Paper Nomination” at [email protected]Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Mazen Hassan (chair) Cairo University [email protected]
May Darwich Birmingham University [email protected]
Dina Bishara Cornell University [email protected]

Best MENA Politics Article

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best APSA Article. Awarded for the best article published in the prior calendar year. Please submit articles as a PDF attachment to the award committee with the subject heading “MENA Politics Best Article Nomination” at [email protected]Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jocelyn Sage Mitchell (chair) Northwestern University-Qatar

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Kevin Koehler NATO Defense College [email protected]
Neil Ketchley University of Oslo [email protected]