In honor of our dear friend and colleague, Rhonda A. Saad (1979-2010), The Association of Modern & Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) established the Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Modern Arab Art in 2011. In its second year, the award aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art.
The Rhonda A. Saad Prize is offered annually to a graduate student working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to the disciplines of Middle East Studies and Art History. Papers will be evaluated according to the originality of research and methodological approach, cogency of argument, and clarity of writing. The submission must be solo authored and written in English.
The author of the winning paper will be awarded $500, to be presented at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in December 2012. Additionally, the winning paper will be considered for publication in the Arab Studies Journal, pending the standard review process.
The Prize is sponsored by the donations of generous individuals.
1. The paper must have been produced between June 2011 – September 2012
2. The paper must not exceed 35 pages, excluding notes and bibliography
3. The paper must not have been published nor currently be under review for publication
Submissions for the 2012 prize must be submitted by September 30 2012 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.