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The Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies awards two prizes for the best BA and MA thesis in the field of Middle Eastern studies. This year, members of the BA jury are prof.em. Annelies Moors, dr. Dimitris Bouris, and dr. Maaike Voorhoeve. Members of the MA jury are dr. Farid Boussaid, Amir Taha, MA and dr. Anne de Jong. The prize consists of €150 (BA) and €250 (MA) in book vouchers.

The jury is happy to announce the nominees for both prizes.

For the BA thesis prize, the jury nominates the following theses:

  • “My Poems Have Decided To Go North” Heterotopic space in the Poetry of Ghayath Almadhoun
    Nora van den Brink
  • Election Under Occupation – Analyzing the 2018 Golan Heights Local Council Elections
    Naji Safadi
  • The Moroccan Feminist Discourses – Re-framing women’s agency through the hijab
    Cindy Sara Pas

For the MA thesis prize, the jury nominates the following theses:

  • So close, but yet so far
    Vincent Valk
  • Turks islamisme in de jaren zeventig
    Elem Yag
  • Moderniteit tussen het riet
    Roel Welling
  • A Bloody Crisis: The discourses on menstruation of (I)NGOs, international organisations, and a social enterprise in Lebanon
    Yvette Hogenelst

The winners will be announced on 13 December 2022 during the Iran event (4-6 PM).