The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) Graduate Student Paper Prize 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, and to encourage academic engagement and excellence in these fields among students at the graduate level. The JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize is offered annually to a graduate student who has solo-authored a paper in these fields. The competition is open only to papers written in English.

The JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize will be awarded to the individual whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East women’s or gender studies. Papers of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.

The JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize will be publicly announced at the AMEWS Annual Meeting at MESA. The winner will receive a $500

Submissions for the 2011 prize must be submitted via e-mail to jmews@yale.edu NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2011. The JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize 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.