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 […]

Middle East Section Programming at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Panel and paper submissions to the Middle East Section (MES) board this year represented a wide range of intellectual questions and ethnographic commitments that continue important ongoing conversations, as well as pointing towards future avenues of investigation. In addition to a sustained interest in Israel-Palestine and a broadening of inquiry into refugee issues, two key […]

2015 MES Student Paper Prize Winner

My Brother’s Keeper:  The Double Experience of Refugee Aid Workers Over the summer of 2014, I conducted participant observation at a refugee community center on the Turkish-Syrian border. The community center used a participatory approach and aimed to involve the “affected population,” in the words of the project proposal, in their own “healing process.” I […]