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Call for 2020 MENA POLITICS Section Award nominations

The Middle East and North Africa Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) seeks nominations for three awards recognizing exceptional contributions to the field which integrate the study of the politics of the Middle East and North Africa with the broader discipline of Political Science. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools will be considered.  All nominations must be submitted by December 31, 2019, to be considered. Winners will be selected by a committee and announced at the MENA Politics reception at the 2020 APSA Annual Conference.

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Book Awarded for the best book published in 2018 or 2019. 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 apsamena@gmail.com by December 31, 2019.

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Dissertation. Awarded for the best doctoral thesis defended between August 30, 2017 and August 30, 2019. 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 apsamena@gmail.com by December 31, 2019.

APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best APSA Paper. Awarded for the best paper presented at the 2019 meeting in Washington, DC. 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 apsamena@gmail.com by December 31, 2019.

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