Scholarship, Service, Solidarity

Message from the MES president Trump’s presidency recalls past eras of US militarism and anti-Muslim bigotry, but also presents new political and scholarly crises and opportunities for people and scholars of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MES scholars have been responding by forging new resources and connections. A scholarly collaborative of Su’ad Abdul […]

Living with Integrity: Ethical Engagements in Israel/Palestine

2016 MES Student Paper Award Winner “As you know, the army and all the system are for the settlers and the soldiers and all this. So, trying to be violent in our situation as we are now is helpless, is senseless. We cannot do anything. We can just watch and tell them: ‘We are against […]

Call for Nominations for the 2017 MES Book Award

The Middle East Section is now accepting nominations for its biennial book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in a way that holds relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical sophistication, and topical originality. Books submitted for the […]