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 […]