Alixa Naff Prize

Alixa Naff Prize

The Alixa Naff Migration Studies Prize recognizes outstanding scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on Middle East and North African migration and diasporas. Two prizes are given annually. The first prize, in the amount of $750, is awarded to an established scholar. The second prize, in the amount of $750, is awarded to a graduate student.

2020 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies

The Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is pleased to announce that it is accepting application for the 2020 Alixa Naff Migration Studies Prize. (Photo in header: Arab American National Museum Collection 2004.06.02a)

Named after Dr. Alixa Naff, a pionner of Arab American history, the  Alixa Naff Migration Studies Prize recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of Middle East and North African migrations and diasporas. Two awards will be given. The first prize, in the amount of $750, is awarded to an established scholar. The second prize, in the amount of $750, is awarded to a graduate student.

  1. Established Scholars: Articles or books published between June 1, 2019 and May 30, 2020 are eligible for consideration for the 2020 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher. A committee of migration scholars, representing diverse disciplines, will select the winning article or book.

  2. Graduate Students: Papers authored between June 1, 2019 and May 30, 20120 are eligible for consideration for the 2020 prize and may be submitted by the author. A committee of migration scholars, representing diverse disciplines, will select the winning paper. The paper will be subsequently published in the Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies.

Send a PDF copy of the article/essay, or book to: akhater@ncsu.edu. 

Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility. ONE entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Essays written in part or in whole in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. 

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. Winners of the award will be announced by mid-fall 2020 on the center’s website and through its social media.


Past Winners