NEWSLETTER: Volume 2, Issue 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This is part of the MENA Politics Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2, Fall 2019. Download the PDF of the full issue here.

OPEN CALLS 

2020 MENA Politics Section Award Nominations

  • 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.comby 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.comby December 31, 2019.

APSA MENA Fellow

The Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) and the MENA Politics Section of the American Political Science Association invite nominations and self-nominations for the inaugural POMEPS MENA Politics Fellow.  The Fellow should be an early career scholar, defined as pre-tenure, who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and an interest in contributing to the professional and intellectual development of the field of Middle East Political Science.  We are particularly interested in candidates from the MENA region, who could take the lead in translating political science research from English into and from a regional language. The Fellow will serve a one year term beginning at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the APSA, and will receive a modest honorarium in recognition of service. Please submit a statement of interest by December 31, with full application including a CV and a one page statement of purpose which outlines potential contributions to the Section’s programming to @apsamena@gmail.com by February 15, 2020.

2020 APSA Research Development Group for early-career Arab scholars

The APSA MENA Politics Section is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career Arab scholars (PhD students and faculty members) for the Research Development Group held in conjunction with the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting. The RDG, organized in partnership with the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), will be a unique opportunity to advance current research towards publication, participate in the APSA annual meeting, and develop scholarly networks with colleagues. The deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Research Development Group is Saturday, February 1, 2020. Click here to apply and learn more.

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