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. The award aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary art.
The Rhonda A. Saad Prize is offered annually to a graduate student (defined as pre-dissertation) 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 500USD at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in November 2011. The Prize is sponsored by the donations of generous individuals.
Submissions for the 2011 prize must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 1 2011.
2011-2013 Committee: Hannah Feldman (Chair), Jessica Winegar, and Nada Shabout.