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 […]

Middle East Section Student Paper Award

The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in Anthropology News and at the 2015 AAA meeting in Minneapolis, MN.   Student paper prize submissions should be emailed […]

From Strangeness to Sameness: Part II

Race(ism) and Ethiopian Jews in Israel Racism becomes manifest during Ethiopians’ interactions with various officials as well as the public at large. In 2009, I interviewed Ethiopian Israelis in their late 20s and early 30s who spoke mostly of encountering “innocent” racism or, as one person put it, “ignorance” about Ethiopians, which he believed was […]