|Christiane Gruber, prizewinner Maria Domene-Danés, Nada Shabout at the prize reception|
AMCA is pleased to announce that Maria Domene-Danés has won the 2011 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for the Best Graduate Paper in Modern Arab Art. A committee comprised of Hannah Feldman, Jessica Winegar and Nada Shabout selected her paper, “Disrupting Narratives, Unveiling Biopolitics in the Atlas Group Archive,” for this, the inaugural awarding of the annual prize. Maria is currently a graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington, studying under Professor Dawna Schuld. The advising faculty member for her paper was Professor Christiane Gruber. In addition, the committee acknowledged honorable mention to Yazan Khalili for his submission, “Darkness Against the Landscape: De-familiarizing the Image.”
We congratulation Maria on the honor!