The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) Graduate Student Paper Prize was established to recognize and promote excellence in the field of Middle East gender, sexuality and women’s studies among doctoral students in the interpretive social sciences and humanities.
The prize is awarded to an emerging scholar who is a PhD or DPhil student in any discipline in the interpretive social sciences or humanities after a double-blind evaluation of all accepted article manuscripts authored by such scholars in a given year. Jointly-authored manuscripts are considered. The prize-winning article will be an original work deemed to have potential to influence the field of Middle East gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and transnational feminist scholarship.
To be automatically considered for a given year, submissions must be accepted before completion of the doctoral dissertation or thesis and after the normal double-blind review process. Submissions by doctoral students do not require cover letters to be considered. Considered manuscripts must follow the JMEWS article submission guidelines, which can be found here.
To submit a manuscript for consideration, please click here.
The winning author, if any, is notified in summer and announced during the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. The prize winner will receive a $500 award and be recognized in the published article. Prizes may not be awarded every year.