AMEWS Book Award


The Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) Book Award recognizes and promotes excellence in the field of Middle East gender, women’s and sexuality studies. The award is offered annually to a scholar for a solo-authored book. Books published (copyrighted) in 2015 will be considered for the 2016 award. The competition is open only to books published in English. The winner is recognized at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association and receives a monetary prize. Other books deemed exceptional receive an Honorable Mention.

Nominated books must come from one or more individuals in the form of a letter that attests to the quality and potential impact of the particular work on the field of Middle East gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Self-nomination is permitted. Works submitted without an accompanying letter of nomination and book copies sent to the Award Committee members will not be considered. The signed nomination letter and three copies of the nominated book should arrive to the Award Committee members no later than MAY 1, 2016.

The nomination form may be found here. For questions, please contact Fida Adely


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