The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) Book Award has been established by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) to recognize and promote excellence in the fields of Middle East women’s or gender studies, broadly defined. The JMEWS Book Award will be offered annually to a scholar within these fields for a solo-authored book. Books published (copyrighted) in 2010 will be considered for the 2011 award. The competition is open only to books published in English.
The JMEWS Book Award will be given to the author whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East women’s or gender studies. Books of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.
The first JMEWS Book Award will be publicly announced at the AMEWS business meeting at the MESA annual meeting in 2011. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a plaque. Books that do not receive the award but are considered exceptional will receive honorable mentions at the ceremony.
The JMEWS Book Award Committee strongly encourages submission of nominations for the competition. Nominations must come from one or more individuals (not organizations or publishers) in the form of a letter of nomination verifying the impact of the particular work on the field of Middle East women’s or gender studies. Self-nomination is not permitted, and works submitted without an accompanying letter of nomination will not be considered. Signed copies of the nomination letter as well as five copies of each nominated book should be sent to the Award Committee members NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2011, at the address below:
Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies
Council on Middle East Studies
The MacMillan Center
P.O. Box 206208
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
The JMEWS Book Award is sponsored by Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies through funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI grant.