The Middle East and North Africa Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) will annually make two awards recognizing exceptional contributions to the field which integrate the study of the politics of the Middle East with the broader discipline of Political Science. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools will be considered.

  • APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Paper
  • APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Dissertation

The call for nominations for these awards is now open.

APSA MENA Politics Award for Best Paper

The APSA MENA Politics Award for Best Paper will be given to a paper presented at the 2018 meeting in Boston. To be eligible, the paper must be nominated by a panel chair, discussant, or co-panelist for the panel on which the paper was presented. The nominator and/or author(s) must provide the paper draft that was submitted to one or  more co-panelists before the August 30-September 2, 2018 meeting and must provide evidence in the form of an email or other evidence showing that the paper was submitted before the meeting. Only paper versions prepared before the annual meeting will be considered by the committee. Please submit papers to the award committee at apsamena@gmail.com by December 31, 2018.

APSA MENA Politics Award for Best Dissertation

The APSA MENA Politics Award for Best Dissertation will be awarded for the best doctoral thesis defended between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. 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 the dissertation as an attachment or link, along with a short letter explaining why the dissertation makes an exceptional contribution to integrating the study of the politics of the Middle East with the broader discipline of Political Science. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools will be considered. Please submit completed nominations to the award committee at apsamena@gmail.com by December 31, 2018.

Call for Nominations: APSA MENA Politics Section Awards