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Diversity Book Awards

Non-fiction Awards: Arab/Arab American/Middle Eastern/Muslim Studies

Albert Hourani Book Award Outstanding publishing in Middle East studies (Middle East Studies Association).

2020: Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College), Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in
Palestine
(Stanford University, 2020).

2019: Fredrik Meiton (University of New Hampshire), Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from the Empire to Nation (University of California Press, 2018).

2018: Alireza Doostdar (The University of Chicago), The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny (Princeton University Press, 2018)

2017: Noah Salomon (Carleton College), For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan’s Islamic State (Princeton University Press, 2016).

2016: Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers University - Newark), Plague and Empire in the Early Modern
Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600
(Cambridge University Press, 2015).

British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies Best scholarly work in English on the Middle East (Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah Foundation, UK)

2020: Arthur Asseraf, Electric News in Colonial Algeria (Oxford University Press, 2019).
2019: Sevket Pamuk,
Uneven Centuries: Economic Development of Turkey Since 1820 (Princeton University Press, 2018).
2018, Co-winners:

James McDougall, A History of Algeria (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
J.R. Osborn,
Letters of Light: Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digital Design
(Harvard University Press, 2017). 

2017, Co-winners:

Ilker Evrim Binbaş, Intellectual networks in Timurid Iran: Sharaf al-Din ‘Ali Yazdi and the Islamic Republic of letters  (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Joas Wagemakers, Salafism in Jordan: Political Islam in a Quietist Community  (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

2016: Christian Lange, Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Evelyn Shakir Nonfiction Award Books written by and about Arab Americans (Arab American National Museum).

2020, Co-winners:
Massoud Hayoun,
When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History (The New Press, 2019).
Stacy D. Fahrenthold,
Between the Ottomans and the Entente: The First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora, 1908-1925 (Oxford University Press, 2019)
2019, Co-winners:
Oswaldo Truzzi,
Syrian and Lebanese Patricios in Sao Paulo: From the Levant to Brazil (University of Illinois Press, 2018).
Philip Metres,
The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance
(University of Michigan Press, 2018)
2018: Pamela E. Pennock,
The Rise of the Arab-American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight Against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s–1980s (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).
2017: Steven Salaita,
Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine
(University of Minnesota Press, 2016).
2016, Co-winners:
Mona M. Amer and Germine H. Awad,
Handbook of Arab American Psychology
(Routledge, 2015)
Moustafa Bayoumi,
This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror (NYU Press, 2015).

Fatima Mernissi Book Award Outstanding scholarship in studies of gender, sexuality, and women’s lived experience (Middle East Studies Association).

2020: Salih Can Açıksöz (UCLA), Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability, and Political Violence in Turkey(University of California Press, 2019).

2019: Ilana Feldman (George Washington University), Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics (University of California Press, 2018).

2018: Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait (Duke University Press, 2017).

Nikki Keddie Book Award Outstanding scholarly work in religion, revolution, and/or society (Middle East Studies Association).

2020: Maziyar Ghiabi (SOAS, University of London and University of Exeter), Drugs Politics: Managing Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2019 ).

2019: Hiba Bou Akar (Columbia University). For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut's Frontiers
(Stanford University Press, 2018 ).

2018: Kevan Harris (University of California, Los Angeles), A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran (University of California Press, 2017).

Roger Owen Book Award Best in economics, economic history, or the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa scholarship (Middle East Studies Association).

2019: Fredrik Meiton (University of New Hampshire), Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from the Empire to Nation (University of California Press, 2018).

2017: Johan Mathew (Rutgers University), Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism across the Arabian Sea (University of California Press, 2016)

Yonathan Shapiro Award Best book in Israel Studies (Association for Israel Studies).

2020: Sarah Willen, Fighting For Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

2019: Diego Rotman, The Stage as a Temporary Home – On Dzigan and Shumacher’s Theater, 1927-1980 (Magnes press)

2018, Co-winners:

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification (University of Minnesota Press, 2017)
Kimmy Caplan, Amram Blau: The World of Neturei Karta (Yad Ben-Zvi and Ben-Gurion University Press, 2017).

2017: Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor, Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine (Brandeis University Press, 2016)
2016, Co-winners:

Tamir Sorek, Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments and Martyrs (Stanford University Press, )
Noam Zadoff, From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back: Gershom Scholem between Israel and Germany (Carmel Publishing House, 2015)

Sheikh Zayed Book Award - Arabic Culture in Other Languages Written works produced in languages other than Arabic, tackling the Arab civilization and culture, including humanities, fine arts, literature, and history (Department of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi)

2020: Richard van Leeuwen, The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction: Intertextual Readings (Brill Publishers, 2018).

2019: Philip Kennedy, Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

2018: Dag Nikolaus Hasse, Success and Suppression: Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance (Harvard University Press, 2016).

2017: David Wirmer, Vom Denken der Natur zur Natur des Denkens: Ibn Baggas Theorie der Potenz als Grundlegung der Psychologie (De Gruyter, 2014).

2016: Roshdi Rashed, Angles et Grandeur: D'Euclide à Kamal al-Din al-Farisi (De Gruyter, 2015).

Fiction Awards: Arab/Arab American/Middle Eastern/Muslim Studies

Arab American Book Award - Fiction Books written by and about Arab Americans (Arab American National Museum).

2020: Laila Lalami, The Other Americans (Pantheon Books, 2019).

2019, Co-winners:

Lena Mahmoud, Amreekiya (University Press of Kentucky, 2018).

Cheryl Reid, As Good As True (Lake Union Publishing, 2018).

2018: Hala Alyan, Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017).
2017: Rabih Alameddine,
The Angel of History (Grove Atlantic, 2016).
2016: Susan Muaddi Darraj,
A Curious Land: Stories from Home (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015).